Chocolate Pear Clafoutis
Makes 1 (9½-inch) cake
  • 1 cup (240 grams) heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 3 large eggs (150 grams)
  • ½ cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (85 grams) 63% cacao dark chocolate chips, melted
  • ⅓ cup (67 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) almond extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Poached Pears (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly spray a 9½-inch enamel-coated cast-iron baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together warm cream, eggs, flour, melted chocolate, granulated sugar, almond extract, and salt. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour half of batter (about 1½ cups) into prepared dish.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Pour remaining batter into dish, and top with 3 sliced Poached Pear halves. (You will have 1 pear half left over.) Fan pears, letting stems join in center. Bake until soft and set in center, about 30 minutes more. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.
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