Watch the episode “Cooking with Kids- Risotto and Pear Clafoutis” while you cook! This is a great winter dessert.
Clafoutis is traditionally made with dark cherries but you can use any seasonal fruit to make a great dessert such as peaches, apples or pears.
-3 medium size firm, ripe Pears (I prefer Bartlett pears for baking, but others work as well).
-1 ½ cup of organic heavy cream
-1/3 cup of organic cane sugar
-1 teaspoon lemon zest
-¼ teaspoon of sea salt
-2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract
-8 tablespoons of gluten-free almond meal/ flour
-1 tablespoon of gluten-free white rice flour
-A small slice of butter for coating the baking dish and a little extra organic sugar to dust the dish
1- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2- Grease a ceramic baking dish with butter then dust the dish with organic sugar.
3- Skin and core pears then cut them into quarters, then into thinly sliced pieces.
4- Place the slices across the bottom of the dish tightly together covering the bottom of the dish completely with the fruit.
5- Place the eggs, cream and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on high speed until mixture is fluffy about 2 minutes.
6- Then add almond flour, white rice flour, salt, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Beat on a low speed for about 2 minutes. The batter should resemble the consistency of pancake batter.
7- Pour the batter over the fruit slowly covering the fruit completely.
8- Place on the center rack and bake for 40- 45 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown.
9- Serve warm.