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Maple-Apple Clafouti

This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, it is often made with cherries. I use apples and maple syrup to give it a real Midwestern flair. —Bridget Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • Additional maple syrup, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Toss apples with lemon juice; place in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, syrup and vanilla until combined. In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon and salt; add to egg mixture. Pour batter over apples.
  • Bake until puffed and lightly browned, 40-50 minutes. Serve warm, or cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with additional maple syrup.

Test Kitchen tips
  • When it's pulled right out of the oven, this is a showstopping masterpiece, all puffed up and golden brown. However, when it sits, it will deflate a little bit. So if you're looking to impress folks, serve it hot out of the oven.
  • When perfectly ripe pears can be found, swap those in for the apples. Their delicate flavor will really shine through in this elegant dessert.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 177 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.