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Peach Clafouti

Peach Clafouti is the best breakfast you’ve never had. This sweet stone fruit, eggy custard pancake is your new favorite, I swear.

Every once in a while, I see a recipe that I just can’t get out of my head. Whether it’s the photos, the ingredients, or the story behind it that drives the obsession really depends on the recipe. I think it was equal parts of all three when it comes to this plum clafouti recipe.

Megan wrote about the clafouti for Food Fanatic, and from the moment I saw those plums ensconced in custardy sweetness, I was hooked.

I’d never eaten a clafouti before last weekend, but I can tell you already that this simple French recipe may become our new Sunday morning staple. You can use any sort of fruit you like, so long as it’s on the soft side. Apples might work if you cook them down first, and I’m already imagining an Anjou pear version. Technically a clafouti is only a clafouti if it’s made with cherries, but it’s a recipe that’s simply too custardy to be called a Dutch baby. So we’re sticking with clafouti. Plus, isn’t it really fun to say?

Megan used plums, cinnamon and nutmeg in her clafouti recipe. However, we’ve been burdened with an overabundance of peaches from our CSA thanks to some freak warm weather in the latter part of September. Having more than I knew what to do with, we had a few that were ‘about to be done for’ yellow clingstone peaches. They’re a perfect fit for this recipe.

If you’re a fan of buttermilk or pumpkin pie, you’ll love the texture here. Not to mention the simple egg base lends itself to so many different fruit and spice combinations.

For spices, I started to reach for cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove – and then realized these are all the happy family members of Pumpkin Pie Spice! Turns out, pumpkin pie spice is a match made in heaven with peaches too. I’m definitely thinking I should add some pumpkin pie spice the next time I make this boozy peach jam recipe.

I’m telling you, this is just the perfect start to your Sunday. What fruit would you make it with?

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Shaina

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

I find it interesting that clafouti and oven pancakes are so similar. Loving the peaches in this one.

stephchows

Monday 14th of October 2013

BEAUTIFUL!!! Wishing I had a slice for my mid morning snack :)

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Actually, I don't think you'd need to pre-cook apples at all- they'll bake nicely in the oven and still retain a nice textural bite! (And oh so yummy with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves too!)

Amber

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Do you? I'm not convinced, but I'm willing to give it a go!

Jersey Girl Cooks

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Yum! I am making my son pumpkin waffles for breakfast this morning but would rather have this.

Amber

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Lisa, pumpkin waffles don't sound all bad! One of these days, you've got to say it's your turn to make what you want and make this with whatever fruit you have on hand. So stinkin' good.

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Sunday 13th of October 2013

I admit a favorite is a warm cherry clafouti but those peaches look insane...yes, those I would most certainly do too!

Amber

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Barb, I definitely can't wait for cherry season to roll around again so I can try it with them. I also have a bunch of frozen cranberries that I'm thinking could be phenomenal for a Christmas version. But yes.. those peaches were simply perfect. It's funny, the flavors almost reminded me of this peaches and cream muffin I used to get at a bakery in Florida. Just a very different texture.

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