Friday, October 7, 2011

Delicious Apple Flognarde



This is my first apple dessert of the season.

I still haven't figured out the difference between a "clafoutis" and a "flognarde".
You say "tomato", I say "tomahto".

Flognarde: pronounced "Flow-nyard".

They are both simple pudding desserts from the Limousin region of France and easy to prepare with a simple crepe batter. Any fruit will do, cherries being the popular choice in season.



Now that apple season is upon us (yay!), let's make some apple desserts already. I have missed them all year!

Apple Flognarde (adapted from many French cookbooks):

2 apples (I used Jonah Gold because they were local and fresh)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used 1%)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar + 1 tbsp
1/2 cup flour + 1 tbsp
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of a lemon

Peel the apples and cut them into cubes.

Butter a 9" pie dish and lay the apple chunks on the bottom of the pan.



Whisk the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl until it looks like batter.

Carefully pour over the apples in the dish and bake in a 400F oven for 45 minutes, until the apples are getting brown on top and the pancake is puffed (it will deflate when you take it out of the oven).

Let cool 30 minutes before serving.



Delicious!

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9 comments:

angicoock said...

Formidabile!!!!!!!!!!
BY happy W E

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love this as I always have the ingredients. Apples are great this time of year. Happy weekend!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I really want to try this, but since I still have a ton of pears, I'm going to have to use some of them.

tasteofbeirut said...

This fognarde looks mighty good to me; one region of FRance I have yet to visit is le Limousin..

Joanne said...

Yay for the apple desserts! They are my fave. I've never heard of a flognarde before but I do love a good clafouti! This looks so good.

mil said...

Dil,

I made this easy dessert tonight.

IT WAS SENSATIONAL!!! Thank you.
Mil

Arlene said...

OMG! I just made this with fresh picked NY State apples and it was so simple and SO GOOD!!! Thank you for posting!
Ooh La La! I feel so French!

StaceyEsq said...

Just brought home some fresh Gala apples from a local orchard -- heading into the kitchen to cube them! Can't wait for dessert tonight!

Karen said...

My son and I made this three times over the weekend! So quick and easy and we used different fruit each time. Delicious!