Prep: 1. Preheat the oven to 425 and grease a 8 inch pie pan baking dish. 2. Pit cherries (we find that using a flat ended chopstick or pastry tip works well to poke the pits out, you can also cut them in half and pop the seed out like you would with a peach). 3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Make: 1. Whisk the flour, salt, eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and vanilla extract. Let it rest while you prepare the fruit. 2. Toss cherries and remaining sugar. 3. Add cherries to greased pie pan and pour the batter over the cherries. 4. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the clafoutis is puffed, set, and golden brown around the edges.
To prevent the clafoutis from falling don't open the oven door while cooking. If you want to save time you can also use pre-pitted frozen cherries for a very simple dessert. You can also cook the cherries in a tablespoon of butter and the sugar if you prefer softer fruit in your clafoutis.