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Fall Pear Clafouti Dessert

What a better dessert than this simply-made fruit custard. It can be made with seasonal fruit that you may have on hand. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword clafouti
Servings 6 people
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons Brandy
  • 1 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Butter a 10-inch glass pie plate. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pears and saute until slightly browned. Cool the pears.

  3. Blend the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, bandy, lemon peel, vanilla and salt in a blender until smooth. Add the remaining melted butter, and mix well.

  4. Arrange pears in glass pie dish and pour batter evenly on top.

  5. Bake the dish until set and puffed and brown on top, about 55 minutes.

    Cool before serving. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

  6. You may want to serve this with ice cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.