Dekadent will bring to you every week a great recipe to try at home for a great dessert after that good old family meal.
We are doing a winter series so don’t forget to check out our recipes from around the globe every Tuesday on our website.
Today we look at the french dessert – Pear and Dried Cherry Clafouti

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About the dessert:

A clafouti (kla-foo-TEE) is a classic French dessert with a texture somewhere between that of a baked pudding and a pancake. In this clafouti – creamy, custard-like batter is baked over a layer of fanned pear slices and with a spread of dried cherries added to the mix for that extra French flavour.


Ingredients:

  • ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cups dried cherries – click here to make your own dried cherries
  • ¾ cups whole milk
  • ¾ cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cups sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • 1 large Anjou pear
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Butter a 26cm (10-inch) ceramic tart dish. Dust with flour, and tap out excess; set aside. Put cherries in a medium bowl, and cover with boiling water by 2.5cm. Let stand until plump, about 10 minutes.
  2. Cut pear lengthwise into 1/2cm – thick slices; place in fan style over bottom of prepared dish. Blend milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, and salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour batter over pear.
  3. Drain cherries; sprinkle over batter. Bake until golden and set, about 25 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into wedges.Need some assistance have a look at a video of the Clafouti to give you a better idea.

Hope you have fun making this lovely dessert with the family and loved ones. Especially during this winter.

Remember to keep a look out every Tuesday for our extra special recipes that we extract from around the globe to try out this winter.


Special thanks to Delish for their input.

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