Julia Child + Farm Style Pear/Apple Clafoutis

by Lylah Ledner

Julia Child + Farm Style Pear/Apple Clafoutis

Famous words that began every show my mother and I would watch.
Welcome to the French Chef. I am Julia Child. Bon Appetit!
Check it out here.
I am sure my love of copper pans came from Julia!   So, I needed a simple recipe to use the pears from this years harvest. I'll admit there wasn't much of a harvest, but still worthy to create something in the kitchen. 
Ahhhh.... Julia's Pear Clafoutis! Of which there are so many similar recipes online. Check them out and try one. 
Because only three pears remained, I improvised (I always improvise) and added apple slices too. If you're looking for a simple recipe - this one is Farm Style Pear/Apple Clafoutis. Bon Appetite. 
Prepare your pears - 3 cups - peeled and sliced thinly.  Place in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of sweet white wine. I used something I had (it should be just fine.). Add 1/3 cup sugar. I use organic sugar. Set this aside. 
Prepare your batter - just add this all into your blender. 1 1/4 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 TB vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 cup all purpose flour. Blend at high speed for about 1 minute.
Prepare you baking dish. You could also use a cast iron skillet. "Grease" your dish with butter. I was generous in the greasing. Pour about 1/4 of your batter into your baking dish - and place ON THE STOVE TOP - medium heat - and when you see a "pancake" like covering (a film of batter) - just a little bit - take it off the stove. Pour the rest of your batter into the baking dish and then if you like, neatly place your pear/apple slices in a fan-like patter. I did NOT do this. Next time, I will. 
Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup sugar on the top - and glide your spoon over the top of the pears/apples - so as to cover  with the batter. Pop into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake 50-60 minutes. 
Your clafoutis should be golden brown and puffed up. Do insert a knife in the center to test - should come out clean. Call us when it's done. 


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