Apple Clafoutis Recipe | SAVEUR

Apple Clafoutis

Clafouti (or clafoutis) is a French batter cake, a specialty of the Limousin region, traditionally made with black cherries but also sometimes with prunes, apples, or other fruits. Our version is from Sally Schmitt (of French Laundry fame) who suggested adding apple cider syrup to the apple juices to sauce the clafouti.

Apple Clafoutis
A custardy pancake-like batter puffs up around tender cinnamon and brandy apples in this in this dessert from Sally Schmitt, of French Laundry fame.
serves 6-8

For the Clafoutis Batter

3 eggs
1 cup milk or heavy cream
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
23 cup all-purpose flour
12 cup sugar
12 tsp. salt

For the Apples

4 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
12 cup plus 2 tsp. sugar
2-3 tbsp. brandy
Ground cinnamon

Instructions

For the batter: Preheat oven to 400°. Put milk, eggs, 6 tbsp. of the butter, vanilla, flour, sugar, and salt into a blender, blend until smooth, and set aside. Grease a 10" pie plate with remaining butter, then set in oven to heat.
For the apples: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, 12 cup of the sugar, and brandy and cook until apples are glazed and warm, about 5 minutes.
Remove pie plate from oven and immediately pour in half the batter. Arrange warm apple slices over batter, reserving juices, then pour remaining batter over apples. Sprinkle remaining sugar and a little cinnamon over batter and bake until clafouti is golden and set in the center, 25-30 minutes. Drizzle with warmed reserved apple juices.

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