Fresh Peach Clafoutis

This recipe calls for swirling butter over heat until browned—which makes butter even better by coaxing out a complex nutty, caramel-like flavor.
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Fresh Peach Clafoutis

Recipe by Rochelle Palermo

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 4 tbsp. butter

  • 2 tbsp. plus 2/3 cup sugar

  • 2 small peaches, cut into wedges

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • 3 whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks

  • 1 tbsp. flour

  • small pinch of Chinese five-spice powder


In skillet, cook butter over medium, swirling pan, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Coat six 3/4-cup ramekins with 2 tbsp. of browned butter, then 2 tbsp. sugar. Place peaches in ramekins. In bowl, whisk cream, eggs, egg yolks, flour, remaining browned butter, and remaining 2/3 cup sugar. Pour over peaches. Bake at 400° until custard is just set, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Chinese five-spice.