Almond Pear Clafouti

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 firm-ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (preferably pure)
  • 3/4 cup self-rising cake flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 10 by 2-inch round (1-quart capacity) baking dish. In the dish, toss the pears gently with the lemon juice and spread them out evenly.

In a blender finely grind 1/2 cup of the almonds, add the milk, 6 tablespoons of the butter, the eggs, the vanilla, and the almond extract, and blend the mixture until it is smooth.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and a pinch of salt and stir in the milk mixture, stirring until the batter is combined well. Pour the batter over the pears, drizzle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Bake the clafouti in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Serve the clafouti warm.


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