Cherry Grand Marnier Clafoutis

by Marjan

I want to introduce you to one of my very favorite French deserts: clafoutis (claw-foot-ee).
This creamy custard cake has become one of my easy 'go-to' sweet desserts. Adding Grand Marnier further enhances rich and decadent flavors of these bite size sweet heavenly bites.

The first time I made clafoutis was for my father’s birthday. Our friends gathered for brunch and instead of baking him a cake, I made clafoutis knowing how much my father enjoys his cognac. I prefer to use muffin pans to create little bites with a thin brown crust, which brings out the flavor of cognac brandy further.

Hope my favorite dessert will soon become yours! Bon appetite!


1 cup dried cherries
4 tablespoons Cherry Grand Marnier
1 large whole egg
1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoon flour
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoon unsalted butter-room temperature
Preheat oven to 375° F with rack in the middle.

Grease inside of muffin pan with butter. Place 4-6 pieces of dried cherries on the bottom of each individual muffin cup. I have a 8 cup muffin pan, therefore, I make multiple batches.

In a bowl, whisk whole egg, egg yolk and sugar until well blended. Add flour and whisk again until smooth. Add melted butter, Grand Marnier, and cream; whisk until all ingredients all well incorporated.

Pour batter over cherries filling each individual muffin cups half way. Bake until puffy and golden for about 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly and serve.

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