2017-12-06 / Entertainment

A classic dessert

This recipe from Good Housekeeping for sweet cherries baked in a custardlike pudding is a classic French country dessert. Serve right out of the oven.

Cherry-Almond Clafouti
1 pound dark sweet cherries, pitted
2 cups half-and-half or
light cream
4 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons amaretto
(almond-flavored liquer)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
Confectioners’ sugar

1. Heat oven to 350 F.
Grease 10-inch by 1 1/2-
inch round baking dish.

Place cherries in baking
dish.
2. In medium bowl,
with wire whisk, beat halfand half, eggs, sugar and
amaretto until well-mixed.
Gradually whisk in flour
until smooth. Or, in blender,
process half-and-half, eggs,
sugar, amaretto and flour
until smooth.
3. Pour egg mixture over
cherries in baking dish.
Bake until custard has set
and knife inserted 1 inch
from edge comes out clean
(center will still jiggle), 40
to 45 minutes. Serve hot or
warm, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Makes 12
servings.

©2017 Hearst Communications

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