Prep and Cook Time 55 Minutes
•1 tablespoon softened butter
•1 cup whole milk
•1/4 cup heavy cream
•2/3 cup all-purpose flour
•3 large eggs
•1/4 cup granulated sugar or Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals
•2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
•1/4 teaspoon Pink Hawaiian Sea Salt
•4 cups Dark Pitted Sour Cherries
•1 tablespoon Caster Superfine Sugar
Preheat an oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch by 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie round with the softened butter.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, flour, eggs, sugar, Pure Vanilla and Almond Extracts, and Pink Hawaiian Sea Salt until it forms a smooth, thin batter. Spread 3/4 cup of the batter onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake it for 2-4 minutes. Watch the batter closely and remove it before it cooks through completely. It should just start to thicken and set when it is removed from the oven.
Transfer the dish to a heatproof surface and arrange the Dark Cherries over the hot batter. Pour the remaining batter over the cherries and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Sprinkle the Caster Sugar over the finished clafouti and serve it warm.
Recipe adapted from and photo courtesy of www.about.com