French desserts are amazing, period. Some are simple while others are elaborate. But they do have one thing in common – they are all delicious! Now, if you love entertaining and you want to treat your guests to a simple yet delicious dessert, then clafoutis is the answer.
What is Clafoutis?
Clafoutis is a classic French dessert that originated in the region of Limousin. It is a very simple dessert with a fruit topping and a sweetened batter. It is sweet and has the texture of an oven-baked pancake. You will surely enjoy the chunks of fruit.
You can use several fruits when making clafoutis. You may opt for cherries, pears, plums, apricots, and peaches. Today, we are going to utilize peaches. With basic ingredients like all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, milk, heavy cream, and butter, you can have a wonderful dessert.
Peach Clafoutis is a wonderful dessert. It is quite simple, but you will certainly fall in love with it. Made with fresh peaches and a few basic ingredients, you will have something that you can proudly serve to your friends and family.
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 c. granulated sugar
4 large eggs (at room temperature, lightly beaten)
1 c. milk (at room temperature)
1 c. heavy cream (at room temperature)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter (add more for greasing)
3 medium peaches (peeled and sliced into wedges)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then grease a baking dish with butter. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour with salt and sugar. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, heavy cream, and vanilla until smooth and well incorporated.
- In the center of your flour mixture, make a well. Gradually add the egg mixture, about 1/4 cup at a time. Stir using your hand and mix well after each addition. Continue doing this until you have added all the egg mixture.
- Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and stir.
- Arrange the peach wedges on the prepared baking dish, forming a single layer.
- Pour the batter over the peaches.
- Bake for about 60 to 75 minutes or until your clafoutis is set.
- The clafoutis should be golden brown on top, but still a little bit wobbly. Try inserting a knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, then the clafoutis is done.
Use a baking dish that is big enough so that you can arrange all the peach wedges in a single layer. This should also ensure that it can hold the liquid and prevent it from spilling. Also, to help avoid your clafoutis getting brown too soon, I highly suggest that you place aluminum foil loosely while baking.
This peach clafoutis is pretty-looking, delicious, and easy to make. It is a perfect way to make a hot summer day cool and brighter. I am sure you will love the light and creamy flan as well as the excellent texture from the crust.