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Almond Pear Clafouti

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Firm-ripe pears - peeled, cored, and sliced
  And sliced
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
3/4 cup 69g / 2.4ozSliced blanched almonds
3/4 cup 177mlMilk
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozUnsalted butter - (1 stick) - melted, cooled
3 cups 594g / 20ozEggs - beaten lightly (large)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlVanilla
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAlmond extract = (preferably pure)
3/4 cup 46g / 1.6ozSelf-rising cake flour
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar - plus
2 tablespoons 30mlSugar

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 10- by 2-inch round (1-quart capacity) baking dish. In the dish, toss the pears gently with the lemon juice and spread them out evenly.

In a blender finely grind 1/2 cup of the almonds, add the milk, 6 tablespoons of the butter, the eggs, the vanilla, and the almond extract, and blend the mixture until it is smooth.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and a pinch of salt and stir in the milk mixture, stirring until the batter is combined well. Pour the batter over the pears, drizzle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 1/4 cup almonds.

Bake the clafouti in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Serve the clafouti warm.

"SARA'S SECRETS with Sara Moulton - (Show # SS-1C40) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK"


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