I promise not to bore you to tears with saskatoon berries like I must have with rhubarb! I just love to use local products and create new ways to cook with them.
Clafouti is a rustic, simple French dessert that's a cross between a pancake and a custard. Cherries are traditional but you can use other fruits successfully.
Saskatoon Berry Clafouti
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups of saskatoon berries
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- Powdered sugar
Add milk and bring to the a simmer with the almond flour. Remove from heat; let steep 30 minutes. Pour through fine strainer, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids in strainer.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 10-inch-diameter glass pie dish; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Scatter saskatoons evenly over bottom of dish.
Using electric mixer, beat eggs, almond extract, salt, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Add strained almond milk and beat to blend. Sift flour into egg mixture and beat until smooth. Pour mixture over saskatoons. Bake until set and knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool completely.
Can be made 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Lightly dust clafouti with powdered sugar and serve.