Clafoutis (pronounced klah-foo-tee)

christina obrien

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@nightsprite

Clafoutis is one of the simplest French desserts and yet its elegant and delicious. Somewhere between a cake and a flan, the black cherries provide juicy bursts of fruit between the rich bites of tahitian vanilla spiked custard.


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Serves:

4 slices

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 tsp
butter - cultured unsalted
1 c
cherries
2
large eggs
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
milk - whole
1/4 c
sugar - granulated
1/4 c
flour - all-purpose
1/2
tahitian vanilla bean

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Move your oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.
2
Generously butter an 7" tart dish and then arrange the pitted cherries in an evenly spaced fashion.
3
Add the eggs, cream, milk, sugar and flour to a blender or small food processor and then scrape the vanilla beans into it as well. Blend until smooth and free of lumps.
4
Slowly pour the mixture over the cherries, being careful not to clump the cherries together.
5
Place on a baking sheet and bake until puffy and golden brown (about 25-30 minutes).
6
Slice and serve hot or at room temperature dusted with powdered sugar.