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Author Notes: This started out as a traditional streusel but morphed into part clafoutis along the way. Spicing is influenced from the memory of a friend telling me about a dessert sauce she tasted in New Orleans. This is a variation on the recipe I submitted last week using burratina, but this is really best with creme fraiche. —Sagegreen
- 3 beaten eggs
- 2/3 cup organic pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup organic cane sugar (divided into thirds)
- 1 large white peach peeled and sliced
- 1 1/2-2 pounds fresh red cherries pitted and halved
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon basalmic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons pinor noir
- 1 tablespoon cassis fruit wine
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1-2 tablespoons cane sugar, to taste
- 4 ounces creme fraiche
- 1 pinch of salt
- butter to line pan
- 3-4 juniper berries
- 1 fresh bay leaf
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream per serving
- Mix the beaten eggs with the flour, yogurt thinned with milk, vanilla, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tbl. melted butter, and a pinch of salt together.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In another bowl add the cherries, peaches, and 1/3 cup sugar.
- Next add the nutmeg, cinnamon, juniper berries and bay leaf to the wine, vinegar, the last 1/3 cup of sugar in a pan. Bring these ingredients to a quick boil in a pan on top of the stove. Stir in 1 tbl. flour to thicken a bit. Let cool.
- Grease a large baking dish with butter (@12" and 2 inches deep at least)
- Pour in the flour mixture to the greased baking dish. Next add the fruit mixture on top of the flour mixture.
- Pour the liquid spice mixture over the fruit.
- Mix the 3 tbl. flour with 1 tbl. melted butter and 1 or 2 tbl. sugar together and then dot on top of everything else in the dish.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned.
- Let cool, but while still warm add the creme fraiche.
- Remove the bay leaf and juniper berries from any of the servings. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each serving. Serve while still warm.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Cherries
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe Using Fresh Mozzarella