Mixed Fruit Clafouti

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 10m

Serves 4

Clafouti, a classic pudding which originated in the Limousin region of France, is traditionally prepared with black cherries. In this recipe, a variety of fruits have been used, but you can incorporate nearly any of your favorites. Sift a dusting of confectioners’ (icing) sugar over the top of the cooled cakes before serving, if you like.

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole blanched almonds or 2/3 cup purchased ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup peeled, cored and diced firm green apple
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup blackberries

directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

If you are using whole almonds, place the nuts in a nut grinder or in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Grind or process until the nuts are a fine powder; do not overprocess.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, cream, ground almonds, 1/3 cup sugar and eggs. Using the tip of a knife, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean directly into the bowl. Using a wire whisk, mix until well combined; set aside.

In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apple and the 1 tablespoon sugar and sauté, stirring, until lightly caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Scatter the apples, mango and blackberries in the bottom of 4 round gratin dishes 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Pour the milk-cream mixture evenly over the fruit.

Bake until the pudding is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.

Transfer to a rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving warm.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2109

nutrition information per serving

436 calories; 28g total fat; 157mg cholesterol; 62mg sodium; 40g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 10g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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