- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar plus
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 tablespoon Cognac or plum brandy
- 2/3 cup flour
- Butter for greasing pan
- 2 cups sliced plums, 1/4" thick tossed with
- 1 tablespoon sugar
In food processor, pulse together eggs, sugar, salt, cream, melted butter, vanilla bean seeds and brandy. Add flour and process until smooth.
Coat 1-quart ceramic gratin or baking dish with butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. (You will be serving clafoutis from this dish.) Pour half of batter in dish and distribute 3/4 of plums evenly on top. Pour in remaining batter and scatter last of plums on top. (Don't worry if they start to sink.) Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake at 450 degrees until top is light gold and sides are set but still slightly soft in middle, about 20 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes; serve immediately.
This recipe yields 8 servings.
Each serving: 248 calories; 270 mg sodium; 144 mg cholesterol; 22 grams fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.03 gram fiber.