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Cherry Claflouti

Cherries don't stay long in the market, so while they are still available make this fast and delicious claflouti, a rustic looking French pancake type of dessert. Other fruits can be used as well; try it with blueberries or raspberries.

Ingredients

2 ½ cups pitted fresh cherries, cut in half

3 large eggs

½ cup milk

½ cup light cream

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon almond extract

Pinch salt

½ cup unbleached all purpose flour

Confectioners sugar for dusting

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375F

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 9 or 10-inch cast iron skillet or other oven proof-skillet. Brush the evenly with the butter and arrange the cherries cut side down in the pan. Set aside.

In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, extract and salt together until smooth. Whisk in the flour until combined and pour the mixture evenly over the cherries.

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffed looking.

Remove from oven; the claflouti will collapse as it cools.

When still warm, sprinkle with confectioners sugar and cut into wedges to serve.

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