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Clafouti Recipes

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A clafouti is a traditional French custard cake that originated in Limousin, France. Typically studded with cherries, the dessert is best served warm, dusted with powdered sugar and, perhaps, sprinkled with a bit of fruit brandy. There are as many variations of clafouti as there are cooks. These clafouti recipes showcase the versatility of this fantastic dessert.

Cherry Clafouti Recipe

Home made cherry clafoutis
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This cherry clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux cerises, is the most well-known version of the traditional puffed French custard cake. In France, it is customary to serve clafouti with cherry pits intact. For ease at the table, and to ensure dental safety, make sure to pit the cherries or forewarn your guests of the tradition.

Apple Clafouti Recipe

This apple clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux pommes, is a homespun version of a traditional puffed French custard cake. The classic combination of apples, lemon, and cinnamon make a fantastic comfort dish.

Blackberry Clafouti Recipe

This blackberry clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux mûres, is a homespun version of a traditional puffed French custard cake. Warm and bright orange zest enhances tangy, fresh blackberries for a simply delicious dessert.

Nectarine Clafouti Recipe

This nectarine clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux nectarines, is a modern twist on a traditional puffed French custard cake. Nectarines have grown in popularity in France in recent years. So much, in fact, that nearly half of all peach-type trees in France produce nectarines.

Pear Clafouti Recipe

This pear clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux poires, is a variation on a traditional puffed French custard cake. A touch of freshly grated nutmeg sets off the fresh flavor of pears to perfection, without being too spicy.
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