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My mom recently traveled to France and her stories of the fresh markets and simple dishes served has caused me to become obsessed with becoming more familiar with the French way of cooking. I am discovering that the French cook with fresh local ingredients and not a lot of fuss. Ingredients are easy to come by and not the Julia Child’s approach that requires a grocery store haul of ingredients you’ve never heard of before!
Well, Clafoutis (pronounced cluh FOO tee) is as French as it gets. And from this recipe, you will see why! Simple, fresh ingredients and no fuss.
What could be better for a summer night dessert?
I say not much better than this Cherry Clafoutis
We start with plump, ripe, scarlet California cherries
Butter and sugar a round baking dish
Remove the pit from the cherries. I invested in this cherry pitter a few years ago and it is amazing. Just check them out on Amazon and you won’t be disappointed
Arrange the cherries to cover the entire bottom of the baking dish
Pour the simple batter (made from eggs, sugar, flour, butter and extract) over the cherries bake for about 45 minutes
Pull from the oven and allow to cool
Dust with Powdered sugar and Voila! Dessert is served!
Dig in and enjoy the sweet success!
Here is the recipe for ya…
- 2 lbs. sweet cherries, pitted
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 c. sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 T. butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for the pan
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 c. flour
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350
- Using softened butter, grease the inside of the baking disha nd dust with granulated sugar
- Arrange the cherries in a single layer of the prepared baking dish
- In a bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and extracts. Stir in the colled butter and thuroughly mix in the flour. Pour over cherries and pop in the oven
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until browned and cooked through
- Allow to rest and cool off a bit before serving
- Can be served room temperature and with whipped cream or ice cream
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