Salted -Butter Apple Clafoutis with Praline Powder

Nothing very original in a clafoutis, this time of year; but this recipe caught our eyes and was the perfect use of a few apples stranded in our fruit basket. Usually made with cherries, this ultra-traditional French summer dessert (see more versions here, here and here) is made interesting by the use of apples and a sprinkle of “Pralin”. SWEETTABLESCAPES was lucky enough to have store-bought pralin that we brought back from France but you can make your own (see here). This recipe is from Marie-Claire /Cuisine et Vins de France Magazine.

IMG_7160 You’ll need:

– 3 lbs apples

– 3 oz salted butter

3 TBsp cornmeal

4 oz sugar

4 oz praline powder

3 eggs and 2 yolks

1 3/4 cups milk

2/3 cup heavy cream


-Peel and cube apples. Melt half of butter in a pan. Add apples and 2 TBsp sugar.IMG_7150Cook while stirring on high heat for about 10 minutes until apples soften and start browning a bit.

-Preheat oven to 350 F

-In a bowl, mix cornmeal, rest of sugar, eggs and yolks. IMG_7151Slowly add milk and cream to make a liquid batter.


-Butter your baking pan IMG_7154and fill with apples. Sprinkle apples with “pralin” (praline powder).   IMG_7153IMG_7155  Pour batter on top of apples and add remaining butter, cut into small pieces, on top of apple and custard mixture.


-Bake for about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.IMG_7161ENJOY!!!





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