October 29, 2012

Apple-Cinnamon Clafoutis

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Yay, it's reveal day!!!

With the wedding and honeymoon behind us it's been quite the adjustment getting back into our regular routine. Sleeping in doesn't happen when you have work to get to everyday and Tuesday night cocktails are non-existent but instead we're back to the gym and responsibilities. But there is some fun in getting back to reality, I get to get back into my cooking routine with a whole bunch of new and beautiful appliances thanks to our amazing friends and family.
Today's Hurricane Monday kicks off with one of my favorite days, Secret Recipe Club reveal. My Judy The Foodie had some amazing recipes to look through on her blog. I thought to myself if we are going to be locked in the house for the next couple of days/weeks or not going to have power for me to be able to use our pretty new appliances then I wanted to take this weekend and bake up something delicious.

When looking through all her delicious recipes I was hooked on three and it took me a while to final make my decision. I was caught between Banana-Basil SmoothieHurricane Hurricane Hurricane Cocktail (for obvious reasons) and then her Apple Cafoutis. I was excited to learn that just as I didn't know this name, neither did she. I liked the idea of this dessert because it was perfect for the fall season with fresh apples and it was a dessert I had never heard of before.

I love new creative treats!
Clafouti is sort of a cross between a flan and a fruit-filled pancake. Any fruit can be used in making this treat, including cherries, pears, peaches and plums, whatever the season or your stomach calls for. It puffs up dramatically during baking, then collapse. The perfect way to serve this is by letting it cool for a minute and then serve warm with a dusting of confectionary sugar. If you are having this for dessert, it would pair perfectly with a nice scoop of french vanilla ice cream or leftovers make a delicious breakfast treat.

We had these right out of the oven after cooling a minute and it was AMAZING! The consistency of the treat was perfect, almost like a puffed apple pancake...yum. 
Apple-Cinnamon Clafoutis 
Makes: 6 ramekins/ servings

For batter:
2 eggs
1 egg white
2/3 cup raw sugar
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup almond milk
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla (or almond) extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice

For the apples:
1 tbsp butter
4 apples
1/2 cup raw sugar

1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp rum (or spiced brandy)

confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray 6 ramekins and then dust with a coating of sugar in the bottom of each. Whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, milk, butter, 
vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice to form a pancake – like batter.

Peel, core and cut apples into 1/2 ” slices. In a large skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat and then stir in the sugar and rum. Add the apples stirring to coat with the sugar mixture. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples begin to soften.

Pour 2/3 of the batter evenly into the prepared 
ramekins. Place the apple slices in the pie pan, reserving the liquid in the skillet to glaze the clafoutis when it’s done baking. Pour the remaining 1/3 of the batter over the apple slices.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until it’s golden and the centers are set. Clafloutis is done when golden brown and set in the center (will still be somewhat jiggly).

Pour reserved butter/sugar mixture from skillet over the top of each ramekin. Serve warm or cool.

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeno 
Recipe adopted by My Judy The Foodie

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shari@myjudythefoodie said...

thanks for the shout out! glad you enjoyed....and be SAFE and drink lots of those Hurricanes too....xxxx

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

thanks for the write up and glad you enjoyed. Hope you stay safe and keep on cooking!

Gingered Whisk said...

Clafouti is one of my absolute favorite desserts!! And adding apples and cinnamon would make this a perfect fall treat!

SallyBR said...

This is simply decadent!

what a great recipe, and beautiful shots you had for this month's reveal day

love it!

Baking Addict said...

I love apples and cinnamon. Thanks doe introducing me to clafoutis - they look amazing! Great SRC pick :)

withoutadornment said...

I love how these Clafoutis are single sized! They look so cute and I can only imagine how tasty they are!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I've never had calfoutis before..didn't even know what it was but it looks delicious! Great SRC pick and hope the storm isn't as bad as they are making it out to be. In Toronto we are feeling the effect...lots of wind and rain. In Ontario 3500 people are without power. Stay safe.

April Tuell said...

Yum, I'd have this for breakfast any time! Hope you are safe from the storm.

Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Great recipe! Looks delicious!!!

youngwifey said...

Enjoy playing with all your new appliances and gadgets! Hubster and I are both teachers and decided to get married during the summer, so we had two months of sleeping in and relaxing before we had to get back into the routine. Your clafoutis looks delicious! I can almost taste it, perhaps I might try it with pears. :)

Kitchen Ninja said...

Don't ever give up on Tuesday night cocktails!!!! :-) Great SRC pick.

Kate said...

Oh my goodness...I am finding one recipe after another on your blog that sounds super! These look perfect.