Natalie Richard: In Good Taste


French Clafouti Recipe

AS EASY AS 1-2-3

This is the perfect dessert recipe when you are short on time and want to do something special that’s absolutely delicious!

Traditionally, clafouti is made with cherries but you can use any fruit you like. My favourite is to use pears, which are perfectly in season at the moment, and to give it a holiday touch, I added some fresh cranberries. Yummy!

Step1: Preheat the oven at 400F. 

Butter a 10” tart dish (or any pie plate you have) and dust with a little flour. Cut a pear lengthwise in even slices and place them at the bottom of the dish.

Step 2: Beat together, ¼ cup of milk, ¼ cup of heavy cream, ¼ cup of maple syrup, two eggs, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Pour batter over the pear slices.

Step 3: Sprinkle over about ¼ cup of fresh cranberries and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until golden and set. Let it cool off at least 15 minutes before cutting.