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"Clafouti" (originally spelled "clafoutis") is a classic French dessert traditionally made with black cherries. This variation swaps the cherries for cubed, peeled pears, making it a wonderful fall dessert choice.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 1997

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Coat a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray, and dust plate with 1 teaspoon flour. Arrange the pear cubes in the bottom of prepared dish, and set aside.

  • Combine 3/4 cup flour, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. Gradually add 1 cup milk, stirring with a whisk until well-blended. Add 1 cup milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract, stirring until smooth. Pour batter over pear cubes. Bake mixture at 375° for 35 minutes or until set.

Chef's Notes

The keys to a successful clafouti (cla-foo-TEE) are minimal use of flour and a hot oven in which to cook it quickly. As one of the national desserts of France, it's quite versatile.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 113mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 171mg; calcium 121mg.
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