How To Make Raspberry Citrus Clafoutis

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make a raspberry citrus clafoutis.

    Amy Riolo: Raspberry Citrus Clafoutis is a classic French dessert that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and require just a few ingredients to prepare.

    To begin, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees and buttering an 8-inch baking dish with a half a teaspoon of unsalted butter. Next, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar over the bottom of the dish. Then you are going to beat two extra large eggs and your remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl on medium to high speed or until its light and fluffy. This should take you about 3 minutes.

    Clafoutis takes its name from the French verb clafoutir which means to nail, because as it bakes the food rises to the top and look like nail-heads at the top of the dessert. Next, add in one-half cup of unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 cup of heavy cream, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of orange zest, a pinch of salt, and a teaspoon of orange blossom water. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy.

    Next, add 1 cup of fresh raspberries to the bottom of the baking dish, turn them to coat and sugar, and then pour your batter over the top. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top is golden and the custard is set.

    This dessert is best served warm sprinkled with powdered sugar, but you could also use figs, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries. Here we have our Raspberry Citrus Clafoutis, a French restaurant quality desert that's the perfect finale to any meal. Enjoy!