WHAT: A holiday dessert that's so light and airy, it feels virtuous.
HOW: Poach pears in spiced sherry, then swaddle them in an eggy, custard-y batter. Bake.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Clafoutis is always that dessert that we forget about; it's easily shown up by towering cakes, piles of cookies, bowls of custard. And thanks to delicieuxlife, we'll be making it more often -- particuarly with the tender, spiced pears that are showcased here. We see this as an elegant holiday dessert -- or as a particularly special brunch dish.