Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter a shallow baking dish (such as a 10-inch quiche mold or pie plate). Combine the milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and flour in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium until frothy, about 5 min.
Pour enough of the batter into the prepared baking dish to make about a 1/4-inch layer; reserve the rest. Bake the thin layer just until it forms a skin, about 5 minutes. Remove the dish and arrange the cherries in a single layer over the surface. Pour over them the remaining batter. Return the clafoutis to the oven and bake until it's puffed and brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool slightly or to room temperature, as you like, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.
nutrition information (per serving):
based on eight servings;
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