Peaches n Cream is known for it delicious simplicity, and so is a clafouti. What is better than merge these 2 together and have a delicious simple French dessert with a Southern twist – Peaches n Cream Clafouti is born.
I am always surprised how something so simple as a clafouti can taste like a million bugs. When you start making this dessert, it does not look much. Like a custard with fruit and may be that’s what it is, but the fluffy result, especially when you eat it as soon as you can handle the temperature, makes it just delicious.
At the moment the Georgia peaches are delicious. They are juicy and soft and I bought way too much. Is there a thing that you can buy too much fruit? I guess only when you can’t eat it before it turns bad. Preventing that from happening, I used 1.5 pounds of peaches, a little more than the usual 1 pound. I instantly agree that I didn’t do a very good job in making the clafouti pretty, but taste-wise it is.
The cream part of this Peaches n Cream Clafouti comes from the heavy cream I used in addition to milk, as apposed to only milk, however I have also seen recipes that use sour cream. I used 1% milk and heavy cream, trying to avoid more fat than necessary.
What I learned when using a little bit more fruit than usual, is that you risk that the fruit is falling through the batter when you take it out of the pie dish, so I made just a little bottom first. Pour 1/3 of the batter in the pie dish, allow that to set in the oven for about 10 minutes. Then load that thin layer with your fruit and pour the rest of the batter over it and place it back in the oven for the final bake. This method is not a must; I think it depends on the weight of fruit you add to the batter.
The result is just what you want; fruity fluffiness. A clafouti reminds me of a pancake loaded with fruit. What do you think?
Sprinkle with some powdered sugar and you’ll be in heaven. A wonderful dessert that is not heavy at all; a nice way to end a meal. It would also be a wonderful breakfast or lunch or just a snack. Enjoy!