Cherry Clafouti

4
Total Time
55 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This French-country dessert comes in many flavors and textures. Ours is filled with fresh cherries and has a creamy, flan-like consistency.

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

cherries

8 oz, fresh, pitted, halved, or 8 oz frozen unsweetened whole pitted cherries

egg(s)

3 large

vanilla extract

1½ tsp

table salt

tsp

cognac

1 fl oz

low-fat milk

1 cup(s)

all-purpose flour

cup(s)

powdered sugar

cup(s)

powdered sugar

¼ tsp, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange cherries on bottom of prepared pie plate; set side.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy; whisk in extract, salt, cognac and milk. Add flour and 1/3 cup of sugar, a little at a time, whisking with each addition; mix until just combined. Pour mixture over cherries and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF and bake until center of clafouti puffs up and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Allow clafouti to cool before sprinkling with 1/4 teaspoon of powdered sugar. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

Notes

Clafouti can be made with virtually any fresh or flash frozen fruit. Though cherries are traditional, try apples, pears, peaches or nectarines cut into little cubes, or whole berries like raspberries, blackberries or blueberries.Please note that the clafouti will sink in the center as it cools.

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