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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 10-inch porcelain tart dish, and fill with cherries. Set aside.

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  • Sift flour and salt together into a large bowl. Add sugar. Gradually whisk in whole eggs, egg yolks, milk, and cream. Add vanilla-bean scrapings and kirsch; whisk to combine.

  • Using a sieve, strain the batter over the cherries. Bake until puffed and browned, about 45 minutes. Let cool until warm; it will sink slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve.

Reviews (1)

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  • 5 star values: 11
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Rating: Unrated
07/09/2012
This was delicious , the batter was so light it was almost like a souffle ... Very light & fluffy ... The cherries do stain the batter a little with the juice, next time I will try peaches.