Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seasonal Sunday

Welcome to Applejack Lane.   With cherries in season during the month of July, Cathy made a special dessert that she saw in the New York Times-Cherry Clafouti.

 Cherry Clafouti
1 1/2 pounds (about 5 cups) fresh ripe cherries, stemmed and pitted if desired
2 tablespoons kirsch (she did not use this)
6 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 vanilla bean, scraped
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar (optional)
1. Toss the cherries with the kirsch and 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and let sit for 30 minutes. Drain over a bowl.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 10- or 10 1/2-inch ceramic tart pan or clafouti dish. Fill the dish with the drained cherries.
3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar and the seeds from the vanilla bean. Add the salt and the liquid from the cherries, and combine well. Slowly beat in the flour, and whisk until smooth. Add the yogurt and milk, and combine well. Pour over the cherries, scraping out all of the batter with a rubber spatula.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the top is browned and the clafouti is firm and puffed. Press gently on the top in the middle to see if it’s firm. If not, return to the oven for five minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack. When the clafouti is warm or cool, sift on the powdered sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Yield: Serves eight.



Emily said...

This cherry dish is amazing. This recipe is going to my save file. Thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch

The Tablescaper said...

This looks amazing. But I'm usually too busy just eating the cherries to do anything with them. LOL! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Johanna said...

Hello Joan,
thank you for your sweet Comment for the Wiski post.
Your cherry Clafouti looks so delicious. I can almost smell it. What a great idea when one has a cherry tree and lots of cherries to harvest. I will save that recipe. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Bonnie said...

I see you are enjoying the Patricia Cornwell novels. I read those about 12 years ago and loved them! I haven't read the last few that she wrote in the Kay Scarpetta series.

Thank you for leaving a note about the elliptical and magazines. I have a hard time focusing on the words when I'm bouncing around. I just rely on music, the tv, or people too much :)

By the way, did you know you are set to "no reply" when you leave a comment? I thought I had changed mine but apparently I hadn't and a couple of bloggers let me know. Just thought I would let you know as well. Take care!

KDinOK said...

This sounds delish! I just bought a whole bunch of cherries. Think I will try after the slim down. I do not even know what kirsch is? I think a liqueur?