Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peach Clafouti

Here's a new-to-us treat that we discovered recently...a classic French country dessert.  It is rather like an oven-baked pancake...custardy and delicious...and called clafouti (kla-foo-tee).  It's great with berries...but our favorite is this peaches and cream version. 

  • 3-4 cups of sliced peaches
  • 1 cup whole milk (or light cream)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Generously butter a deep-dish 9" pie plate or a quiche pan.
  2. Place sliced peaches in dish. 
  3. Put remaining ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth and creamy. 
  4. Pour the mixture over the peaches. 
  5. Bake in a 375°F degree oven for 45 minutes or until Clafouti is puffed up and golden.
  6. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (icing sugar) if desired.
  7. Let cool, but serve when it is slightly warm...topped with whipped cream.

Simple and delicious!