A lovely custard pear dessert, fancy enough for guests and served with whipped cream it's sure to impress.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Butter a 10 1/2-inch round baking dish or pie plate. Fan pear slices out in a single layer in the bottom.

  • Beat eggs and sugar together using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in heavy cream, flour, kirsch, lemon zest, vanilla extract, cardamom, and salt on low speed until batter is smooth. Set batter aside to rest, about 15 minutes.

  • Pour batter over the pears in the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool briefly, about 15 minutes. Serve warm, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

Substitute pear brandy for the kirsch if desired.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 34.8g; fat 20g; cholesterol 134.7mg; sodium 126.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Great pear custard dessert. I covered the bottom of the dish in the batter and placed in the oven for 10 minutes. This added a firmer bottom to the calfloutis. I make may fruit variations Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Great pear custard dessert. I covered the bottom of the dish in the batter and placed in the oven for 10 minutes. This added a firmer bottom to the calfloutis. I make may fruit variations Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2020
Very yummy! I doubled the pears. Thanks. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2017
Will try this for Thanksgiving! I've been making a lot of clafoutis versions recently but haven't yet tried pear. It's been a crowd pleaser....I like my 'base' recipe(very similar) that I've been using but will add brandy per your suggestion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2020
more pears can be added. Read More