Impress Guests with This Pear Clafouti Recipe (It’s Easy)

Brooke Newberry
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Say it with us: clah-foo-tee. 

Classically made with cherries, this dessert is a canvas for virtually any favorite fruit. Crisp Asian pears sink into a flan-like batter making for a sweet, simple yet elegant edition. This is class without the hassle.

Asian Pear Clafouti

  • 1 Tablespoon butter to grease dish
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus extra to coat pan
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup half & half
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • Generous pinch salt
  • 3 Large Asian Pears
  • powdered sugar for sifting

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie plate and sprinkle it with about a tablespoon of granulated sugar. Slice the pears and arrange the slices in a single layer, slightly fanned out, in the baking dish. 

Whisk the 2 eggs well in medium bowl, then stir in 1-cup sugar, beating until smooth. Add the flour and mix until smooth. Slowly stir in the half & half, vanilla and salt, then whisk until smooth.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until clafouti is nicely browned on top (and when you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean). Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes, then sift some confectioners’ sugar over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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