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Blueberry Peach Clafoutis

June 27, 2011

My friends insist that “clafoutis” is not a word, but it is! Clafoutis is a French dessert made of fruit and sweet batter. This one is with peaches and blueberries, but any fruits (especially stone fruits like cherries and nectarines) would work. What I like about this particular version is that the batter is pretty mild and not particularly sweet. My neighbor said it was almost like a “pancake baked with fruit” — and it would indeed be tasty for breakfast, even though we had it for dessert one summer night!

You will need:

  • 3 T margarine
  • 3 T vegetable oil
  • 1 c  flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 c skim milk
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe but firm peaches, pitted and sliced into eight wedges and then halved
  • 1 pint blueberries

Then you…

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place margarine and oil in a seasoned, cast iron skillet (or substitute a 9×13″ baking pan). Heat in the oven until melted.
  3. In a large, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
  5. Pour the melted margarine mixture into the batter and stir to combine. Batter can be slightly lumpy.
  6. Pour the batter into the hot pan.
  7. Spoon peaches and blueberries evenly into the batter.
  8. Bake  approx. 50 minutes, or until the top of the cobbler is browned and the batter around the fruit is completely set.
  9. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes on a rack before trying to eat.
  10. Best served warm!

Caution! When this first comes out of the oven, the fruit will be extremely hot!

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