Homemade Pear Clafoutis

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Happy New Year world! I’m recovering from ringing in the New Year with great food and company (and the ensuing hangover) and back at work once again!

Today, I bring you a pear clafoutis (pronounced ‘kla-FOO-tee’) – a rustic French dessert with fruit baked in a custard like batter. This dish originated from the Limousin region of France and is traditionally baked with black cherries. I’ve been holding onto a recipe with plums for months now, but decided on a whim to try a pear clafoutis for the holidays! Spontaneous baking for the win!

This was probably one of the best desserts I’ve made of late – a small amount of work for a great payoff. I particularly loved the use of pears… I gotta remember how much I like pears! The batter is delicious and cooks around the fruit almost like a custard or pancake. It’s fluffy and light with a crisp topping.

And so without further ado, Pear Clafoutis, from A Cozy Kitchen, an impressive, delicious dish!

Breakfast in Bed(stuy) / Homemade Pear Clafoutis

Breakfast in Bed(stuy) / Homemade Pear Clafoutis

Breakfast in Bed(stuy) / Homemade Pear Clafoutis

Pear Clafoutis
 
Ingredients
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bosc (or any other firm pear) pears, sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a round 9-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, white sugar, brown sugar and salt. Add the eggs, whole milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined.
  3. Pour the batter over the pears and carefully transfer the baking dish to the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set and firm. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

  

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