Fresh Fig Clafoutis

The French dessert clafoutis is usually made with cherries, but Besh’s batter can be used as a base for any fruit in season. “The fruit caramelizes as it bakes and becomes absolutely delectable.”

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Recipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
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  • Servings: 6
KEY: Fig, Fruits

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing 
  • 2 cups quartered fresh figs (10 ounces)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla extract

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter a 10-inch glass pie plate. Arrange the figs cut side up in an even layer in the plate.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the milk with the melted butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk 
in the flour until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter evenly over the figs and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden and puffed. Let the clafoutis rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Suggested Pairing

Dried fruit–scented, caramelly tawny port.

Contributed By Photo © Chris Court

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Aggregate Rating value: 2

Review Count: 4

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Jayson Reynolds

Review Body: just wondering where the flour is in the ingredient list... someone should be proofing the copy

Review Rating: 1

Date Published: 2016-07-17

Author Name: Stardust

Review Body: Wow this looks delicious! The recipe is very easy to follow. Will try soon.

Date Published: 2016-08-03

Author Name: Katetanic

Review Body: I happened to have all the ingredients for this except for flour which is not on the list! Might be a good recipe but incomplete. I may need to go back to grocery again because I would like to try this.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-21

Author Name: rachel wilson

Review Body: Looks like the last ingredient should be 1/2 cup flour... not vanilla. I never trust a recipe with this glaring an error.

Review Rating: 1

Date Published: 2016-08-29

Author Name: immabannel

Review Body: Get figgy with it! Lol.. You need to complete your list of ingredients so others won't be misguided.

Review Rating: 2

Date Published: 2016-07-20

Author Name: 21PixieSticks

Review Body: I have kept so many figs lately and definitely would try this recipe of yours tonight! Thank you for sharing.  

Date Published: 2016-07-28

Author Name: Aymen737

Review Body: It would be quite nice with a bit of lemon zest in it.. My sister tried it once and it was great!

Date Published: 2016-08-29