Apple Clafouti


4 eggs
1 cup milk or half and half
4 T. butter, melted, plus 1T butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt

3 T. unsalted butter
4 tart apples (like Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and sliced
½ cup plus 1 tsp. sugar
3 T. fruit flavored brandy
Ground cinnamon


Put all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth; set aside. Place 1 T. butter in a 10” pie plate and melt in oven preheated to 400°, greasing sides of plate.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, ½ cup of the sugar and brandy and cook until crisp/tender and glazed over.

Pour half batter into hot pie plate with melted butter; arrange warm apple slices over batter (reserve juices); pour remaining batter over apples. Sprinkle 1 tsp. sugar and a little cinnamon over batter and bake until golden and set in the center, 25 – 30 minutes.

Drizzle with warm reserved apple juices and some ice cream.