Emergency Dessert: Canned Fruit Clafouti
|October 25, 2010||Posted by Kimberly Rae Miller under Adventurous Cooking, Baking, Desserts, Entertaining, Recipes|
Uh-oh! Entertaining, I love it. Can’t get enough, but when friends decided to stop by recently I was unprepared. Luckily, I had everything on hand to make my favorite go-to dessert. Everything except the fruit that is.
A clafouti without fruit is basically just a dense custard — not particularly interesting. What I did have, hidden in the back of my pantry for some reason, was a can of peaches…
I know! Peaches in heavy syrup. Don’t they just remind you of icky school lunch fruit and nursing homes?
I have to say I wasn’t sure my friends would still talk to me after I fed them these bad boys, but with chit chat abounding and a highly understocked fridge they were my only choice.
Off to the kitchen I went to make the most of our dessert choices.
Step 2: Gather pantry items. Clafouti is a great dessert to make on the fly because the ingredients are generally stuff you have laying around.
Step 4: Pour & Bake
Step 5: Impress
yourself friends with your canned cooking prowess
Canned fruit is way cheaper than fresh, so if you’re on a budget but still looking to impress guests, or just make a deliciously mild dessert, clafouti is about as cheap and simple as you can get.
- 2 cups seasonal fruit (canned peaches or pears will do in a pinch)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 cups 1/2 & 1/2 (or whole milk, or heavy cream)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Pre-heat oven at 450 degrees.
Arrange fruit at the bottom of oven safe dish, or cast iron skillet.
Combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, salt, eggs, vanilla, and half & half. Beat until mixture is airy.
Pour mixture over fruit. Slice butter and place dabs over mixture to help brown.
Bake for about 45-50 minutes (until a knife comes out clean from center of dish). Sprinkle granulated sugar to the top approximately 5 minutes before finished baking.