Peaches and raspberries lend a double dose of seasonal flavor to this spoonable dessert from the French countryside. The eggy batter becomes custardlike when baked, so every bite is rich and creamy.
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for dish
- 1 1/2 cup Lillet Blanc or white wine
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
- 2 pound firm, ripe peaches, (5 to 7), halved and pitted
- 6 ounce fresh raspberries
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
Butter a 12-inch round baking dish; set aside. Bring Lillet, 1 1/2 cups water, 3/4 cup sugar, and the vanilla bean and seeds to a boil in a large, wide saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add peaches, cut side down, and cover with a round of parchment paper, placing it directly on top of peaches. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer until peaches are very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peaches, cut side up, to prepared dish; reserve 1/4 cup poaching liquid (discard the vanilla bean). Arrange raspberries among peaches.
Whisk eggs, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and the salt in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in flour. Whisk in milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, orange zest, and reserved poaching liquid. Pour around fruit.
Bake until edges are puffed and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack 20 minutes before serving. Clafouti can be refrigerated covered, up to 1 day.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, June 2006