Caramelized Pear Clafouti
This mildly sweet French custard dessert pairs with seasonal pears for a cozy and simple treat.
  • -2 medium pears, peeled & cut into 8 slices each
  • -2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • -2 tsp. vanilla, divided
  • -1 tsp. lemon juice
  • -1/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • -1/4 C. + 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • -3/4 C. whole milk
  • -3/4 C. heavy cream
  • -2 large eggs
  • -pinch of salt
  • -pinch of nutmeg
  • -butter (for pan)
  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Mix brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, & lemon juice in a small bowl. Arrange pear slices on a baking sheet lined with foil and brush with brown sugar mixture. Broil pears in the oven in 2-minute increments, brushing with more of the sugar mixture in between broilings. When pears are nicely caramelized, arrange them in a circle in a buttered pie dish. Place all remaining ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined. Pour into pie dish around the pears. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the clafouti has puffed up and is golden in color. Enjoy with sweetened whipped cream if desired.
Recipe by Pretty Hungry at