Sweater weather season is here! That means hot drinks and beautiful leaves. Autumn also brings us delicious pears! One of the easiest ways you can incorporate them into a dessert is by making a clafoutis. A “clafoutis” is a hybrid of a custard pie and fancy pancake. It requires very little prep time… the dessert will be ready before you know it! I love to pipe a healthy dollop of whipped cream onto each piece. A sprig of mint also adds a nice flavor. You can also add ice-cream and chocolate shavings, too. What do you prefer?
A delicious, French pastry!
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ts[ grated lemon peel
- 3 large pears peeled, cored, sliced
- powdered sugar for decoration
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously butter a 9-inch-diameter deep-dish glass pie plate. Beat eggs, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in medium bowl to blend.
- Whisk in flour. Add milk, butter, vanilla and lemon peel and whisk until smooth.
- Peel and slice your pears
- Fan out onto your buttered and sugared dish. You can add more than one layer.
- Pour your custard onto the pears
- Bake until clafoutis is set in center and golden on top, about 55 minutes.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over and serve.
Adapted from Epicurious