Rainer Cherry Clafoutis

Rainer Cherry Clafoutis
Rainer Cherry Clafoutis

It's Clafoutis! Gesundheit. This amazing cobbler/cake is one of the best things you will taste all year. The fresh Yakima Rainier cherries are set on top of a simple cake-like batter before cooking and then they are dispersed through the cake. This warm and delicious dish is finished with amaretto-spiked mascarpone.

Rainer Cherry Clafoutis

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

1 stick butter, unsalted
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups Rainier cherries, pitted and halved

Directions
  1. Place a stick of butter in a medium-size casserole dish in a 350-degree oven.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes or until butter is melted. (This is a good time to preheat the oven.)
  3. Pull the hot dish out of the oven and mix in sugar, flour, milk, salt and baking powder. Mix until there are no clumps.
  4. Sprinkle the cherries on top and then bake at 350 for one hour.
  5. The berries will sink to the bottom while cooking.

Chef's Tips: Finish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you want to make it even more special orange Creamsicle ice cream is the best.

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