Cherry Claflouti

A claflouti is a rustic French pancake of sorts usually filled with fresh fruit, such as peaches, apricots or cherries

A claflouti is a rustic French pancake of sorts usually filled with fresh fruit, such as peaches, apricots or cherries. Baked in a skillet, a claflouti is usually served as a warm dessert with a
dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2½ cups pitted fresh cherries, cut in half
3 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup light cream
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
Pinch of salt
½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt the butter in a nine- or ten-inch cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Brush the pan evenly with the butter and arrange the cherries cut side down in the pan. Set aside.

2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, almond extract and salt until smooth. Whisk in the flour until combined and pour the mixture evenly over the cherries.

3. Bake for about 25–30 minutes or until golden brown and puffed looking. Remove from oven; the claflouti will collapse as it cools. When still warm, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and cut into wedges to serve. Serves 6.

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