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Pear Clafoutis with Cardamom Custard Sauce

The spice in the creamy smooth custard sauce makes this an irresistible dessert for cardamom lovers. Best when served fresh out of the oven, this clafoutis is versatile enough for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Pear Clafoutis with Cardamom Custard Sauce
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  • Skill Level
    Challenging
  • Makes
    8
    servings
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Ingredients

  • PEAR CLAFOUTI:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom*
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • CARDAMOM CUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom*

Instructions

FOR PEAR CLAFOUTIS:
PREHEAT
oven to 450º F.

MELT butter in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate in oven for 2 minutes or until melted; remove from oven. Carefully swirl melted butter around bottom and sides to coat.

COMBINE sugar and cardamom in small bowl; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Whisk 3/4 cup evaporated milk and eggs in separate small bowl until blended. Add to flour mixture; whisk for 30 seconds until smooth. Pour batter onto melted butter in hot pie plate. Push pear slices gently into batter, forming a pinwheel. Sprinkle with sugar-cardamom mixture.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with Cardamom Custard Sauce.

FOR CARDAMOM CUSTARD SAUCE:
HEAT
remaining evaporated milk, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and cardamom in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce coats back of spoon. Do not boil. Makes about 1 cup.

*NOTE: Ground cinnamon can be substituted for ground cardamom.

SERVING SUGGESTION: For a sweet treat, use Cardamom Custard Sauce alone over fresh fruit.