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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.

Chats the 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 - The Ginger Snap Girl 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 @ beurrista 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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