Monday, October 13, 2008

Low-Fat Cherry Clafoutis

I love Cherry Clafoutis, it's like a custard with cherries in it. This is a low-fat version and it's really good, despite the fact that it's "low-fat". Don't let those words scare you, because this is a wonderful dessert. I got this recipe from weight watchers, but I made a couple changes to it. I hope you all enjoy!

1 14 ounce can pitted dark cherries, drained
3 large egg(s)
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 oz cognac
1 cup(s) 1% low-fat milk
2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup(s) powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon powdered sugar, for garnish
6 tablespoons aerosol whipped cream

EDIT: July 28th, 2009
I used my own cherries, I took about 1 1/2 lbs to 2 lbs of cherries, and rinsed them, stemmed them, and slit the side of the cherries. Then I brought 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar to a boil, then cooked the cherries in the simple syrup for 20 minutes. Then I drained the cherries, and kept the syrup left over. Let the cherries cool a bit, then pinched the pit out, and cut the cherries in half.

I also tripled the recipe, and I used 2 cups whole milk, and 1 cup half and half and I tripled all the other ingredients.

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

Arrange cherries on bottom of prepared pie plate; set side.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy; whisk in extract, salt, cognac and milk. Add flour and 1/3 cup of sugar, a little at a time, whisking with each addition; mix until just combined. Pour mixture over cherries and bake for 10 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF and bake until center of clafoutis puffs up and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Allow clafoutis to cool before sprinkling with 1/4 teaspoon of powdered sugar. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

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Blue Devil Knight said...

Your site is making me hungry.

Have you ever tried Griottines Morello cherries? Expensive, but oh so delicious. I just have to be careful to save them for my recipes!

By the way, great music selection on your sidebar.

Sinanthiel said...

Nope, I've never tried Griottines Morello cherries... I've heard of them, but I've been a little put off by the price. I should tried them, especially if they are in a kirsch liqueur. If you ever get a chance, check out my Gaufres de Liege recipe... It's under the August 2007 archives. :) I'm glad you like my blog.


Blue Devil Knight said...

Yes they are very pricey, maybe ask for a birthday present. :)

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