cherry clafoutis

Equal parts sweet and tart, this French classic is 100% scrumptious.
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Ready in
45 mins
Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar plus more sprinkling optional
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups cherries (Bing or Rainier) pits and stems removed
  • 2 egg whites
  • Whisk the ricotta cheese, confectioners sugar, cream, yolks, zest, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large bowl until combined.
  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Brush a 10 inch ceramic pie dish or iron pan with butter and coat with granulated sugar.
  • Spread cherries evenly over bottom of dish.
  • Whisk eggs whites in a bowl of a stand mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped egg whites into the ricotta.
  • Pour batter over the cherries just to cover.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until clafoutis is golden brown and has puffed up.
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