Recipe: Whiskey peach clafoutis

Recipe: Whiskey peach clafoutis
Posted on 07/08/2020
whiskey peach clafoutisNeed a go-to dessert that’s great at using up summer fruit? Try a clafoutis (pronounced “klah-foo-TEE”). It sounds fancy, but this baked French dessert is both elegant and easy. It consists of a layer of fruit — traditionally cherries — topped with batter. This version shines with sweet summer peaches and comes together in minutes. 

Source: The Little Epicurean, by Maryanne Cabrera

Yield: 9-inch pan


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 medium peaches, pitted and sliced into wedges
3 tablespoons whiskey
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
sifted powdered sugar, to garnish
whipped cream, to garnish 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt butter in an oven safe 9-inch skillet or cast iron pan. Remove from heat. Arrange sliced peaches in buttered pan. Drizzle 1 tablespoon whiskey over peaches.

In a blender, combine remaining whiskey, eggs, milk, sugar, orange zest, vanilla, flour and salt. Process until smooth. Gently pour into pan with peaches.

Bake for 40–45 minutes until clafoutis has puffed slightly. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Sift powdered sugar over warm clafoutis. Garnish with whipped cream and additional peach slices, if desired.

Published July 8, 2020