One more dish for Thanksgiving…
I originally posted this 3 years ago – but for anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it.
As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies. But I’m very inventive at finding easy substitutions.
A word of warning about this clafoutis: cranberries are tart, so this is a tart dessert. I love it as is, but most people would like a bit of sweetened whip cream.
A clafoutis is a simple batter, poured over fruit. Very easy!
Total time: 50 minutes
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbs butter
- Cut the cranberries in half.
- Roughly chop the walnuts.
Butter a glass baking dish, quiche pan or deep pie plate, (or even a round metal cake pan) 10 in. (25cm) in diameter.
- Take 1 tbs of the sugar and sprinkle it over the butter, shaking the dish to distribute evenly.
- Combine the cranberries and walnuts and spread in dish.
- Whisk the eggs until they turn lighter in color, about 5 minutes.
- Add the sugar and whisk until well combined.
- Add the flour and whisk well.
- Add the milk and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour the batter over the cranberries and bake, 425F (210C) 30-35 minutes. It should have a lovely brown crust and be set in the middle.
- Let sit 10 – 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Okay, one more… my favorite Ginger Cranberry Sauce.
One of the older walkers was Ernst, a 75 year old Dutchman. He was a slow and steady walker. I hated to get behind him on a path as there was normally no room to pass and I preferred a faster pace. On the other hand, he was a fascinating guy and always had greater stories to tell anyone walking near him.
One of our early walks was to a lake. We had to go over a very high pass to get to it and it was a very steep climb over rocks and shale.
Some of us had paused to catch our breath about 50 meters from the top. As we sat there, panting and gasping, Ernst walks by, not even breathing hard. He looked at us and said:”You young people must learn to pace yourselves.” He continued on up and over the pass without a pause.
I still haven’t learned that lesson.
I still try to accomplish too much every day.
I still always think that I can do ‘just one more thing’.
I still am catching my breath, looking at the top.
But I did take the time to go to the Chocolate Fair on Saturday…..
One must establish some priorities, after all.