Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fig Clafoutis

fig clafoutis4

Clafoutis is just a big French style custard.

Every bistro in Paris has their own version, using different fruit of the season. They are served warm or at room temperature, and usually sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.

Since September is fig season, there were a lot of GORGEOUS desserts all over Paris made with figs. Tarts, cakes and this clafoutis made with my favorite FIGS.



This recipe is from Patricia Wells wonderful book BISTRO COOKING.
It's a perfect fall dessert and a great way to use up the last of the season's figs.



Fig Clafoutis (adapted from Bistro Cooking):

12 ripe figs, sliced in half (I removed the stems)
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup of milk
4 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 eggs
2/3 cup of flour

Butter and sugar a 10" baking dish.

Warm the honey (microwave is fine) and add the cinnamon.
Roll each fig half in the honey cinnamon mixture.



Place figs on the bottom of the buttered and sugared baking dish, cut side up.



Whisk the rest of the ingredients well, making a custard (make sure your butter is cooled or the custard will curdle).

Pour batter over the figs carefully and bake in a 350F oven for 40 minutes.



Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

C'est Magnifique!



10 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

The birds are eating me to my second fig crop. Guess we are gonna have to build a big cage over them if I ever want any.

Looks fantastic. I just luv that word Clafoutis.

We Are Not Martha said...

So beautiful! I love making blueberry and cherry clafoutis, but fig is an amazing idea! It's so in-season and pretty looking :)

Sues

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Patricia Well's Bistro Cooking is terrific. We took that cookbook, along with her Provence cookbook, with us when we rented a house in the south of France, so we could cook local foods in our own kitchen. Both books were invaluable.

Your clafoutis is gorgeous. It is one of our favorite desserts and so easy too.
Sam

Proud Italian Cook said...

I can't look at this right now, I want it! About an hour ago my girlfriend called me from Whole Foods to tell me 2 different kind of figs were on sale again! Must be fate.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Thanks for feeding my obsession with fresh figs. I love the idea of a clafouti with figs.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Welcome home Stacey! I loved your posts from Paris and just knew that you would get that mustard to NJ! Sorry about the macarons... Great clafoutis!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Welcome home Stacey! I loved your posts from Paris and just knew that you would get that mustard to NJ! Sorry about the macarons... Great clafoutis!

Bluebird NY said...

Nice dessert idea...and so French! I've made clafoutis with berries, but never thought of using figs.

Auntie Lollie said...

This looks delicious and easy. I think i'll have to give it a try this weekend. Thanks, Stacey!

SarahB said...

I want a clafoutis next time I come over!! My kind of dessert! xoxo