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Cherry Clafouti

June is when a wide variety of cherries become available in Ontario! What better way to celebrate the season than with this delicious dessert. Classic clafouti (kla-foo-tee) is a French country pudding usually made with cherries but it can also be made with about 3 cups (750 mL) sliced peeled peaches, pears, plums (unpeeled) or apples.



Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) butter or margarine

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar

  • 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) frozen pitted Ontario Sour Cherries, thawed and well drained

  • 3 Ontario Eggs

  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar

  • 1 cup (250 mL) 2% Milk

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each of vanilla and almond extract

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Butter 10-inch (25 cm) fluted flan pan or 9-inch (23 cm) square cake pan; sprinkle with sugar. Arrange cherries over sugar.

  2. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat eggs with the sugar at high speed for about 2 minutes or until frothy.

  3. Beat in milk, vanilla and almond extract.

  4. Beat in flour and salt until well combined. Pour over cherries.

  5. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until custard is set in the centre and lightly browned. Serve warm.


 

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