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Gascon Clafoutis with Prunes

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  • 1 tb Butter; plus 6 tablespoons
  • 1 lb Pitted prunes; soaked 4 hours in 1/2 cup Armagnac, reserve 2 tablespoons soaking liquid
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 8 Eggs
  • 4 c Milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Use 1 tablespoon butter to grease a shallow 12 to 14inch quiche dish. Melt the 6 tablespoons butter, browning lightly. Layer prunes in pattern on quiche dish. Mix flour, sugar, eggs and melted brown butter in a mixing bowl. Add the 2 tablespoons of reserved prune soaking liquid. Stir in milk to form a thin batter. Pour batter over prunes and bake in oven 35 to 40 minutes, until inserted knife exits cleanly. Serve warm from dish.
Yield: 6 servings
NOTES : Recipes Copyright Mario Batali 1997. All rights reserved.
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Sue <> on Feb 12, 1998