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Velvet Cherry Clafoutis

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Ahhhhh cherry clafoutis. Do you know this velvety dessert? I find it to be quite a comforting lap, taste, lick, slurp however you choose to take it in. It is French by origin and is how I know it best. Between my French grandma Lucy and my time living over there I have acquired quite a fervor for the texture of custard. I love the addition of brandy, though you could use whatever you want in place of it. Typically the French prefer to leave the pits in the cherries, to add more flavor. I, however, am so ravenous that I honestly fear I would need all capped teeth after a bowl with cherry pits. Also, since we have young children who love this dessert, the pits are a scary thought. Do as you will I would definitely recommend you try this with other fruits as well whatever you adore I am a huge fan of plums, and this is quite an indulgence with juicy, freshly picked plums. I also love the addition of nutmeg one of my favorite flavors in both sweet and savory recipes a lovely addition of spice and warmth to roll over your tongue.
Ingredients
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
  Melted unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Cherries 3 Cup (48 tbs), stemmed & pitted if fresh (Fresh / Frozen Sweet Tart Or Fine)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 4 Large
  Whole milk/Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Confectioner’s sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan, or a cast iron pan of the same size. Mix cherries in 1 Tbsp. flour and 2 Tbsp. sugar. Lay cherries in pan.

Combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk, flour, brandy, nutmeg, salt, and butter in a bowl and whisk or give it a whirl in your food processor until smooth. Pour batter over cherries in buttered pan.

Bake until golden & puffed up (center should be set), about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes. Dust with confectioners sugar or a scrumptious dollop of freshly whipped cream. Serve warm. There is no question this dessert is best eaten the same day while still warm from the oven. I naturally will finish off the pan the next morning for breakfast, but it is just not as good the next day and you know, I LOVE leftovers!
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Kids, Healthy
Servings: 
6
For all the people with a sweet tooth, this video is a must watch. Chef demonstrates a step by step procedure to prepare this scrumptious Velvet Cherry Clafoutis which makes a yummy dessert. Surprise your family to this delicious recipe today.

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