Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cherry-Almond Clafouti













I have always wanted to make a Clafouti and I had some wonderful fresh Cherries, so I took the plunge! It is actually quite easy to make and tastes a bit like a German Pancake with Cherries, the best part is that it is not a really sweet dessert. My husband loved it, which is what it is all about for me!


1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
6 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur ** I purchased a mini and used it all**
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups flour
3 cups fresh cherries, pitted
*Heavy cream also works well in this clafouti.
**Substitute 2 teaspoons almond extract if the Amaretto is unavailable.

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 °
Butter a nine-inch skillet and set it in the oven while you prepare the batter. (I used a cast iron pan)
Combine the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, Amaretto, vanilla, and salt into a blender and process until well mixed.
Add the flour and process until combined, about 30 seconds.
Remove the pre-heated skillet from the oven and pour the batter in.
Quickly sprinkle the cherries evenly over the batter and return to the oven.

Cook for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top browns too fast, loosely cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar, spoon into individual bowls, and serve immediately.


6 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, Cheryl. That looks gorgeous. Yum.

Pam said...

YUM. Maybe I should have had you bring me a slice...

Kevin said...

That looks really good! I am going to have to try a cherry Clafouti when the local cherries are in season!

Raquel said...

You beat me to it! Cherry clafouti is on my list of to do's, probably next week! Looks great!

NatNibbles said...

Delicious! I made this in a cooking class once and it was SO good. I think I need to make it at home soon.

Tim said...

A while ago clafouti started appearing on more or less every restaurant menu around here. I thought there were overdone and simply trendy. Then I tasted one, and wow.

I like that this recipe isn't too sweet (the cherries, the buttermilk, and only 3/4 cup of sugar) — can't wait to try it :)

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