Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple Clafoutis for September SRC




Clafoutis.  Such a beautiful word that just rolls off your tongue.  Try it.  Pronounced as, Cla-Fou-Tee.  See wasn't that wonderful to say!?!

Just as wonderful as saying clafoutis I would like to introduce you to a very special food bog called, My Judy the FoodieMy Judy the Foodie was my assigned blog for the month of September for the Secret Recipe Club.  Not only is this food blog packed with amazing recipes that make your mouth water and drool but more importantly the love, dedication and happiness that has given life to this blog is just beautiful.  Shari, daughter to Judy (as in Judy of My Judy the Foodie), created this blog in an effort to teach herself how to be in the kitchen with confidence and ease along with honoring her mom who was a beautiful master in the kitchen. In reading through Shari's blog it became clear to me that her mother surrounded her herself by all things beautiful and meaningful including food.  And through her kitchen magic Judy created happiness and special moments all around her that were deeply treasured by all.  Shari has done a beautiful job through her own words (and video's!) exploring her mother's recipes and then sharing them with all of us lucky people.   I was honored to have been part of Judy and Shari's world for this past month as I soaked up all the deliciousness and kitchen passion through my SRC assignment.  Sending you hugs Shari!  You are an amazing woman!  Truly amazing. :-)




Apple Clafoutis was my pick from all the delicious recipes from My Judy the Foodie which I will share with you today.  I could not have been happier with my choice!  Clafoutis hold a special place in my heart as my family in France often make such a dessert.  Instead of using apples they use FRESH cherries, apricots or plums from their fruit trees.  Delicious!  The simplicity of mixing up a clafoutis is lovely.  Your fruit of choice is surrounded by simple ingredients such as eggs, milk, flour,sugar and melted butter which can all be mixed by hand.  Grab those apples you have in abundance right now and make your heart and palate sing with joy over this dessert.  And then invite me over for a piece - I can never have enough clafoutis! :-)




Apple Clafoutis
(recipe from My Judy the Foodie)
 
Batter Ingredients:
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon (my addition as I can never go without adding cinnamon to an apple recipe)
 
Apple ingredients:
1 Tbsp butter
4 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2" slices
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp rum (which both Shari and I omitted)
 
 
 

 
Directions:
 
1. Prepare your apples by melting 1 Tbsp butter and sugar in a large frying pan. Mix melted butter and sugar together to combine.  Peel, core and slice apples and then place into pan with melted butter and sugar.  Cook apples for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring gently.
 
2. Prepare batter while apples are cooking.  In a large bowl whisk together all batter ingredients.  Your batter will have the appearance similar to a pancake batter. 
 
3. Grease and dust with sugar a pie plate.  Add in 2 cups of batter to the prepared pie plate.  Gently add in cooked apples.  Leave the syrup of the apples behind for later use. Pour remaining batter over apples.
 
4. Bake your clafoutis in a 350 degrees oven for 30-35 minutes.  The clafoutis will be golden brown and set in the center when done.  The center will be just a little bit jiggly but that's what a clafoutis will do when baked.
 
5. Pour remaining apple syrup over your clafoutis when you take it out of the oven.
 
Serve warm or cold...either way is delicious!
 

 
 
 
Happy Apple Clafoutis Baking!

    

13 comments:

  1. Perfect and easy fall dessert! Great choice for this month SRC!

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  2. thanks for all the kind words!!! I love this recipe too. You reminded me to put it back on my fall repertoire...

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  3. I love love love clafoutis! Great job using seasonal apples in it, it looks amazing!!

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  4. I have always wanted to try clafoutis -- this looks like a great place to start!

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  5. I had her blog before, and agree with everything you said! Plus, clafoutis is a wonderful word for a great treat!

    Perfect recipe for this time of the year...

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  6. This looks so lovely + absolutely perfect for Fall. YUM!

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  7. We just went apple picking yesterday and have tons of apples...this is perfect to help use up the over 20 lbs of apples we have :) Looks very simple to put together and yummy! Great SRC pick!

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  8. I once made a clafoutis and it was really good, so I can only imagine how tasty this is! I like how you sauteed the apples first as my only complaint about it was that the apples didn't cook the whole way through.

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  9. Looks great1 I've always wanted to make clafoutis!

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  10. What a perfect gift for fall :) Delicious! Looks light and fluffy yet filling - perfect for a dessert.

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  11. I have yet to do a clafoutis! Found you in the onlineblogcon group!

    http://www.shilohstaste.com

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  12. always wanted to try making a clafoutis! this looks lovely!

    and i always add cinnamon to an apple recipe too!

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