Clafoutis — pronounced "klah-foo-TEE" — are wonderful old French baked fruit desserts with pudding-like custard toppings that are traditionally made with cherries — unpitted cherries at that! But there's nothing like improving upon tradition now that the modern cook has a wealth of ingredients, appliances and preferences from which to choose.
If plums, which are in abundance right now, happen to be a perfect sweet and juicy substitute for cherries, the only thing better I can think of is to soak the plums in dark rum. The aroma as this clafouti bakes is absolutely mouth-watering, so you'll be in good shape to enjoy it when it finally arrives out of the oven.
|Rum Plum Clafouti|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on October 6, 2008
A tasty update on a traditional French dessert — rum-soaked red plums baked in a soft custard-like pudding