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Cherry Clafouti

LAURIEZ

"An original French dessert recipe of my grandmother's, tweaked a bit to be lower in fat! It's best made with fresh fruit and is delicious with a dollop of lite whipped topping. If you want to make it the original way, not low-fat, just use regular milk and butter and 4 large eggs. Also, to substitute for kirsch, you may use the juice from five squashed cherries or use 1 tablespoon of cherry syrup."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 270 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tart pan, or a similar sized baking dish.
  2. Spread out the cherries in the bottom of the prepared pan, and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk and cream. Stir in the kirsch and vanilla bean. Gradually whisk in the flour mixture until smooth. Remove the vanilla bean from the batter, and pour it over the cherries.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and browned. Let cool until the top sinks in slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 270 calories; 13.3 g fat; 29.2 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; 45 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe is delicious! The crust is light and airy and the cherries are wonderfully juicy. Also try plums. Anyone fan of sweets will love this recipe! It's not at all tart and not too rich. P...

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This recipe was just okay for me. There is a lot of prep time if you need to pit the cherries yourself. I found that I had to cook it almost 20 minutes longer than the recommended time. Overa...

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This recipe is delicious! The crust is light and airy and the cherries are wonderfully juicy. Also try plums. Anyone fan of sweets will love this recipe! It's not at all tart and not too rich. P...

Excellent recipe. A few quick words: I used 1 cup egg substitute, a LITTLE less than 1 cup but more than 3/4 cup of soymilk. I've never used kirsch in my clafouti, so I just left it out. The des...

I can't believe I ate the whole Thing. Used Cherries from a Jar...

I loved this recipe. Used fresh figs, They were a wonderful compliment.And I even got many myself!!!!

This recipe was just okay for me. There is a lot of prep time if you need to pit the cherries yourself. I found that I had to cook it almost 20 minutes longer than the recommended time. Overa...

I took the other reviewers recommadations to heart as I made this dish for a work party my parents are having tonight, even though I will not be able to sample this due to my allergies it smells...

This was really easy to make, but I wasn't totally crazy about it -- not as flavorful as I'd hoped it would be.

This recipe was great but I used Aunt Jemimah pancake mix and fresh sweet cherries which made it more flavorful.

I was kind of amazed that it called for 8 egg whites, with very little flour, sugar, etc. It looked beautiful but tasted like a half baked omelet. I like the idea, but I definitely think that ...