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Clafoutis Recipes That Demonstrate Why It Kind Of Sounds Like 'Cloud Fruity' (PHOTOS)

It's not a coincidence that it kind of sounds like 'cloud fruity.'

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: we don't get to describe enough foods as "cloud-like." In the company of great desserts like somewhere between a puffy Dutch baby and a dense, fruit-heavy buckle lives the decidedly cloud-like clafoutis. Comprised of a light batter and usually fruit (but sometimes vegetables!), clafoutis performs one of the most satisfying food magic tricks around.

Once you stud your dish with cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, tomatoes or whatever your heart desires, you pour the batter in. It never looks like it will be enough, and it always looks like it's going to cover up the beautiful fruit you've put in the bottom. Then you slip it in the oven and a little while later pull out a fluffy cake with cherries, berries, or whatever, just peeking through the top. The elements have switched places in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. Delicious, delicious magic.

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Blueberry Clafoutis
Half Full
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Poached Pear Clafoutis
Mark Weinberg/Food52
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Raspberry Clafoutis
Tina Rupp
Get the Raspberry Clafoutis recipe
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Boozy Cherry Clafoutis For Two
Arctic Garden Studio
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Brown Butter Candied Apple Clafoutis
Linda Xiao/Food52
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Clafoutis Aux Abricots
Andrew Montgomery
Get the Clafoutis aux Abricots recipe
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Fig And Anise Clafoutis
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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Cherry Clafoutis
Delicieux
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Bing Cherry Breakfast Clafoutis
Lisa Warninger
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Peach And Cardamom Clafoutis
Jeanne Horak-Druiff
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Cherry Tomato Clafoutis
Jennifer Causey/Food52
Savory clafoutis? Yes, please. Get the Cherry Tomato Clafoutis recipe from Food52
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Asparagus Clafoutis
Viviane Perényi

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