French Pear Clafoutis (Clafoutis aux Poires)
This easy pear clafoutis is lightly spiced with nutmeg and brings an autumnal flavor to the classic French dessert.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1tablespoon softened butter
- 1cup whole milk
- ¼cup heavy cream
- ⅔cup all-purpose flour
- 3large eggs
- ¼cup granulated sugar
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 4cups pear slices
- 1tablespoon confectioner's sugar (powdered)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat an oven to 350 F.
Step 3Butter a 9 x 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie round with the softened butter.
Step 4In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt until it forms a smooth, thin batter.
Step 5Spread 3/4 cup of the batter onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake it for 2 to 4 minutes. Watch the batter closely and remove it before it cooks through completely. It should just start to thicken and set when it is removed from the oven.
Step 6Transfer the dish to a heatproof surface and arrange the pears over the hot batter. Pour the remaining batter over the pears and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 7Sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar over the finished clafouti and serve it warm.