Brandied Fruit Clafouti

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Total Time
24hrs 30mins
Prep
24 hrs
Cook
30 mins

A down-home French dessert, something between custard and a cake. It's "egginess" also makes it a sweet and special breakfast treat. This one is full of brandied apricots and raisins, with a touch of almond, lemon and subtle spices. The fruit needs to plump up in the brandy overnight (added to prep time); after that the rest goes together in less than an hour.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Combine the apricot slivers and raisins in the brandy; cover and let the mixture blend overnight (refrigerated or not).
  2. The next day, drain off the brandy from the raisins; preheat oven to 400 degrees F and butter and sugar a 9-1/2 inch round baking dish (preferably Pyrex or ceramic).
  3. Spread the apricot/raisin mixture in the bottom of the prepared dish and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg.
  4. In a large bowl with a mixer, beat together the eggs and sugar until foamy.
  5. Add melted butter, almond and vanilla extract; then slowly add milk, flour, lemon zest, coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. The mixture will be very runny, not thick at all.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the apricot/raisin mixture in the dish; sprinkle with a bit more nutmeg, then bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is puffed and golden (the puffiness goes down as it sits -- ).
  8. Serve warm.