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Pear Clafouti with Star Anise

Pear Clafouti with Star Anise
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If you’ve never tasted star anise, an Asian spice, you are in for a treat. East meets West in this tasty Pear Clafouti with Star Anise. If you can’t find crème fraiche for the batter then you can make your own. Simply combine 1 cup of heavy cream with 1 tablespoon of buttermilk; let it sit at room temperature overnight and voila! Also For added indulgence, make extra crème fraiche, sweeten it with a little sugar and serve a dollop on each serving. This is a dessert that you will be asked to cook time after time. The star anise adds that little extra flavour and aroma that makes this dish.

Pear Clafouti with Star Anise

Pear Clafouti with Star Anise

This is a dessert that once you have tried it, you will look forward to the next tiem.
4.47 from 28 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Dairy, Dessert, Eggs, Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 425kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 2-inch gratin dish or a 10-inch round deep pie plate or porcelain dish. Dust dish with flour.
  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into large bowl. Add eggs. Using electric mixer, beat until frothy. Add sugar and beat until mixture thickens.
  • Add flour and beat until thick and smooth. Mix in cream, crème fraiche, or yogurt, milk, anise, and salt. Set batter aside while preparing the pears.
  • Cut the pears into sixths or eighths, remove the cores. Layer pear slices attractively in the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle pears with eau du vie, if you like. Pour the batter over, leaving just a little of the tops of the pears peeking through.
  • Bake until the clafouti is nicely browned on top and a knife inserted into it comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Sift confectioners’ sugar over clafouti and serve warm or at room temperature.


Sodium: 87mg | Sugar: 32g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 177mg | Cholesterol: 224mg | Calories: 425kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 22g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 49g