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Recipe for Fruit Clafoutis a Provencal Classic

The following recipe for a fruit clafoutis comes from Wendy Jaeger the founder of Bliss Travels, a small group tour company. Bliss Travels runs bespoke food and wine trips in France, Italy and Spain. When Wendy is not at home in New Jersey, she bases herself out of a perched village in the Luberon.

Wendy has been close to the food and wine industry for many years as an instructor – read the full story here…

Bliss Travels Recipe Cherry clafoutis @PerfProvence

Fruit Clafoutis

Similar to a flan, delicious warm fruits baked in a sweet creamy batter sprinkled with sugar.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar plus extra for coating the dish
  • 4 oz Crème fraiche
  • 8-10 oz Fresh figs, blackberries, cherries or plums cut
  • Butter for greasing baking dish
  • Powdered sugar or Brown sugar*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter and sugar baking dish.
  • Place fruit in single layer on bottom.
  • Whisk together remaining ingredients.
  • Pour over fruit.
  • Bake until set, and slightly browned around edges, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • * If using brown sugar, sprinkle on ½ way through baking time and finish cooking.
  • * If using powdered sugar, remove from oven, and let cool. Then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Serve slightly warm or room temperature.

Notes

If you likes something a bit more cake like, you can add 1-2 Tbsp of flour into the ingredients you whisk together.
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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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