French Pear Clafoutis (Clafoutis aux Poires)

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.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat an oven to 350 F.
  3. Step 3

    Butter a 9 x 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie round with the softened butter.
  4. Step 4

    In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt until it forms a smooth, thin batter.
  5. Step 5

    Spread 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.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer 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.
  7. Step 7

    Sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar over the finished clafouti and serve it warm.