Pear Clafoutis may have a fancy schmancy name, but it’s quite straightforward. It’s a simple yet elegant dessert that’s layered with fresh pears and bakes up with a delicious custard center and golden souffle top. Perfect for date night or sharing with friends.
Since I’m confessing, I’ll go ahead and say I expected this Pear Clafoutis to be way harder than it actually is. I mean, it’s got a fussy-ish name. And we all know many of Julia Child’s recipes aren’t the easy-breezy kind.
Regardless, I caught the Mastering the Art of French Cooking bug a couple years ago, and found this easy Pear Clafoutis that I had to make.
By the way, you probably know clafoutis is pronounced klafuti, and means…well, it means a lot of things. Like, delicious and impressive. And also surprisingly simple to make.
Clafoutis is basically a French dessert that consists of fresh fruit and bakes up with a firm custardy center and a puffy souffle-like top. Often, cherries are the fruit of choice…but we already talked about my relationship with pears.
Pears are like soft, golden slices of goodness, nestled in the thick custardy tart. They have a wonderfully tender texture when baked, are juicy, and smell amazing. Plus, fresh pears are usually available year round, and you can let them ripen at home if they’re a bit too firm at the grocery store.
This is one of those desserts your friends will think you slaved hours over. Only you will know you could have swung this on any ol’ night you wanted. It’s actually easier than pie.
Here’s to allthefood that’s simple yet elegant.
Bring on the clafoutis. Enjoy!Print
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I
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