Apple or Pear Clafouti (An Easy French Dessert)

"I'd never heard of this dessert until I ate it in a small hotel at the foot of the French Pyrenees. I came back home and was able to find this recipe on the internet-- I believe a French cuisine website, but the name escapes me. Quick, easy, and yummy, too. Preparation time includes resting time."
 
Apple or Pear Clafouti (An Easy French Dessert) created by Ashley Cuoco
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Sift flour, sugar and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Make a well in the center of mixture and add the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in well to form a smooth batter.
  • Add 4 TBS of the melted butter.
  • Let batter stand for 30 minutes while preparing the fruit.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
  • Butter an 8 inch round cake tin.
  • Stir the fruit into the batter and pour into the tin.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  • Serve warm, or cold.

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  1. Heidi B.
    Why does the main photo of the apples in the clafouti look different than what's called for in the directions of the recipe? It says "chopped" apples.
     
  2. Lanalong917
    This a good recipe, however it is not a traditional claufouti, usually made with cherries (cherries). If you want original French Claufouti google Julia Child.
     
  3. louiseistanley
    How far in advance can I make. How should I store?
     
  4. ShaleCreekRanch
    I loved the batter. Reminds me of Belgian waffles. I made the recipe much like the instructions except thinly sliced the pear halves(1/8" thick) and displayed them in a pyrex glass pie dish as though they were 8 pie servings. Batter was poured atop the displayed pear slices and baked in a convection oven (same temp, 5 min less). Next time I'll try putting the pears atop the batter Top turns a golden brown, wonderful aroma. A little powdered sugar might be great.
     
    • Review photo by ShaleCreekRanch
  5. Ashley Cuoco
    Apple or Pear Clafouti (An Easy French Dessert) Created by Ashley Cuoco

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