If you’re from the US, you’ve prob­a­bly never heard of clafoutis, but I can assure you that you’ll be happy to be in the know.

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Cherry clafoutis is a tra­di­tional French dessert that is basi­cally a baked custard/cake/crustless pie thing served warm and creamy with bursts of sweet cherry good­ness. Not only is it an incred­i­bly sophis­ti­cated and classy dessert, it comes together quickly and is light enough to be eaten after a big meal, mak­ing it a great end­ing to a large hol­i­day meal.

While tra­di­tion­ally made with some seri­ous egg action, this vegan ver­sion is a fan­tas­tic alter­na­tive that elim­i­nates the ani­mal prod­ucts while deliv­er­ing heaven to the taste buds. If you are skep­ti­cal of bak­ing tofu into desserts (as I once was), I can per­son­ally assure you that this tastes fan­tas­tic. Don’t let your fears keep you from this fab­u­lous treat!

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Cherry Clafoutis
from The 100 Best Vegan Bak­ing Recipes
Prep time before bak­ing: 10 min­utes
Skill level: 2 whisks

1/2 pack­age firm asep­tic silken tofu
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teas. bak­ing pow­der
1/4 teas. salt
1 cup milk (I’ve used soy, almond and Trader Joe’s new grain milk, all with suc­cess)
1 teas. vanilla
1 1/2 cups cher­ries (can use pit­ted fresh cher­ries, thawed and drained frozen cher­ries or canned cher­ries which have been drained and rinsed from their syrup. You can opt to make it tra­di­tion­ally with unpit­ted cher­ries, but you can’t hold me account­able for chipped teeth)

Pre­heat oven to 425. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie tin.

In a food proces­sor, process silken tofu and sugar until smooth. Add flour, bak­ing pow­der, salt and half of the milk. Process until smooth. Add sec­ond half of the milk and the vanilla and process until incorporated.

Pour bat­ter into pre­pared pan and sprin­kle cher­ries evenly across pan. Bake for 15 min­utes at 425, then lower tem­per­a­ture to 350 and back for an addi­tional 20–25 until edges are set and mid­dle is still a lit­tle jig­gly. Let cool on cool­ing rack at least 25 min­utes before serv­ing. Best served warm. Store left­over clafoutis cov­ered in fridge.

Yields: 1 cake, 12 slices

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11 Responses to cherry delight

  1. Sandy says:

    Hi! This looks amaz­ing!! I was won­der­ing what you meant by asep­tic tofu? Thanks!

    • Kris says:

      Sandy, asep­tic tofu is the kind that’s sealed in a box rather than water­packed. The brand you’re prob­a­bly famil­iar with is Mori Nu. It doesn’t have to be refrig­er­ated, but some stores keep in the refrig­er­ated sec­tion, it just depends. If it’s not there it’s usu­ally by the Asian food.

      Asep­tic tofu is made dif­fer­ently than water­packed tofu because it is put into the pack­ag­ing as a liq­uid with a coag­u­lat­ing agent and it cul­tures itself in the box, rather than being cul­tured and fer­mented by hand and then pack­aged, like reg­u­lar tofu.

  2. Michael says:

    wow yummy! love the blog.
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    Michael

  3. aimee says:

    Thank you so much for veg­a­niz­ing this! I’ve been want­ing to for ages and just haven’t had the time to experiment.I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Megan says:

    MMM! That looks so tasty!! Think I’m going to make tonight!

  5. That looks really good. It’s prob­a­bly going to show up at my Thanks­giv­ing din­ner this year. Thanks!

  6. That looks delight­ful! I’ve always had great luck with baked tofu desserts!

  7. Swell veg­a­niz­ing over here! Love it :)

  8. Courtney says:

    I love clafoutis! I have never tried cherry, though…it sounds and looks amaz­ing :-) Thank you for com­ing up with a vegan ver­sion of this!

    Court­ney

  9. Josiane says:

    Awe­some! Clafoutis was on the list of things I wanted to veg­a­nize — thank you for doing the work for me! ;) Your ver­sion looks deli­cious, and I can’t wait to give it a try.

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