SWEET DARK CHERRY CLAFOUTIS

 

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  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • butter or baking spray
  • 1 lb. dark sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream (I used half and half)
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar (I used my vanilla sugar)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

  • 1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Casually arrange the pitted cherries in the bottom on the dish.
  • 2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the milk and cream until you can begin to smell it and small bubbles appear around the edge of the pan.
  • 3. While milk and cream are warming, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, salt, and almond extract until creamy.
  • 4. Once milk mixture has come to temperature, remove the pan from the heat and vigorously whisk in the flour, a bit at a time, until no lumps remain. Pour a small amount of the egg mixture into the milk mixture to temper, then whisk tempered milk mixture back into the egg mixture. Pour over the cherries.
  • 5. Place the dish on a baking sheet and bake until browned, 45-55 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool just a bit. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.

Notes

Sweet dark summer cherries are now in the market. This dessert showcases them beautifully!

Categories: Cake  Fruity  Misc. Dessert  Sweet 

Website Credit: http://kelseysappleaday.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweet-dark-cherry-clafoutis.html

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