A clafoutis is a baked French dessert from Limousin that was traditionally made with black cherries. The cherries are arranged in a lined mould, enough to cover the whole bottom of the dish and then a custard like batter is poured over the cherries, then baked. The traditional clafoutis uses whole cherries with the pits giving an additional flavour. The pits have to be spat out which can be annoying for most, otherwise feel free to leave them in for a better authentic clafoutis flavour.