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Sunday, May 8, 2011

SMS: Cherry Clafoutis Tart

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there!! I hope your day began with breakfast in bed and that it was prepared with lots of love!  :) 

This week for Sweet Melissa Sundays, Tess of Cookin' Chemist hosted and chose something I've never made (or even heard of) before.  We made a Cherry Clafoutis Tart - a perfect treat to bring to your mother for Mother's day... well, I think so.  It looks beautiful, but I haven't actually tried it yet... because I'm bringing it to Mother's Day dinner!

It was fairly easy to put together.  The crust was a little troublesome (a bit on the sticky side!) but the custard was very quick to make.  I had no idea what on creation a "Clafoutis" was until this week.  And even then, I was pronouncing it "Cla-fow-tis" up until yesterday when I googled it and found out it was really pronounced "Klah-foo-tee".  A traditional Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of cherries arranged in a dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.  The Sweet Melissa recipe is a tiny bit different I guess, because it has a sugar cookie crust.  We'll see later how it tastes!  I made a cherry sauce and some freshly whipped cream to go with it - more pictures later!

I didn't have a deep dish tart pan, so I had some extra custard:
Click here to see how the other bakers' Cla-foo-tee's baked up.  And happy mother's day!


Future Grown-Up said...

I've never pronounced this dessert correctly until now either!

Your tart looks lovely. I may just have to go have a slice of mine right now your picture is making me hungry.

Julie said...

Beautiful! I didn't have time to bake along but I love clafoutis. I am sure it made a wonderful Mother's Day dessert.

Comfy Cook said...

I can't believe, I forgot to make this. I have been waiting for this and it just escaped my mind.

Yours looks terrific.

Gloria said...

Your clafoutis looks delicious. Don't feel bad, I've never heard of it or eaten before either. But the important thing is it looks yummy!

rebecca said...

Stephanie, it's been quite awhile since I've visited your site, and I like all your changes!

Your dessert looks like it came out very well. I don't know why I didn't bake up the extra custard like you did... mine is down the drain.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I just found your blog through Sweet Pea's Kitchen and love it! That Cinnamon Bun Bread you made looks amazing!


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