Clafouti, a rustic French dessert, is made of fresh fruit and thick batter, baked until the batter forms a golden, puffy top. Cherries are the fruit most commonly used in clafouti, but plums, peaches, and pears are just as delicious.
Treading ground somewhere between cake and pudding, clafouti is a traditional French baked dessert that combines fresh fruit with a rich batter. Most recipes list cherries as the fruit of choice, but in honor of Thanksgiving, this version calls for cranberries.
Clafouti is a baked custardlike cake that originated in the countryside of central France. "It is a rustic dish that is simple to make and tastes so good -- like a thick, moist, fruit-filled crepe," says chef Eric Ripert. This recipe is from Ripert's website. Photo by Gino Reyes.