“ Alternating flavors of sweet, softened plums and creamy, thick custard appear in every spoonful of this classic clafouti. It’s simple ingredients, short cooking time, and rich, custard flavor make it perfect for showcasing your best plums. - Raychel, Recipe Hunter Raychel, Recipe Hunter ”
With Summer coming to an end, and fall quickly approaching, it’s time to use up the leftover stone fruit you may have in your pantry. This recipe takes on the classic French clafouti, a dessert traditionally composed of stone fruit and custard. This version uses softened, ripe plums, first sauteed in sugar and butter before being baked in the clafouti. Then, the vanilla flavored, creamy custard is poured over the plums and baked for a quick 30 minutes making this the perfect solution for anyone who is in a pinch for time. After being baked, layers of golden, flan-like custard should be weaved in and out of juicy, bright plums bursting with flavor. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a truly classic clafouti and dig in.
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