Easy Fresh Fruit Clafouti

This fresh fruit dessert uses only the simplest ingredients, and the most basic techniques — it's a natural for summer, when you want the most bang for your energy buck! Dark sweet cherries are the traditional fruit used to make this rustic French tart, but if you're not up to pitting a bag of cherries, feel free to use about 3 cups berries, or bite-sized pieces of the fruit of your choice: peaches or nectarines are particularly nice at this time of year.

10 mins
45 mins
55 mins
one 9" pan, 8 servings
Easy Fresh Fruit Clafouti - select to zoom
Easy Fresh Fruit Clafouti - select to zoom
Easy Fresh Fruit Clafouti - select to zoom


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 2" round cake pan, or a 9" pie pan at least 1 1/2" deep. Place the fruit in the pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, and sugar.

  3. Whisk in the flour, stirring until most of the lumps are gone.

  4. Pour the batter over the fruit.

  5. Bake the clafouti for 45 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove the clafouti from the oven, and serve it in wedges, warm or at room temperature. A dab of whipped cream is entirely appropriate.

  7. Store refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.

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