Cherry-Peach Clafouti

Serves 8

- butter


1 cup thinly sliced peaches

1 cup pitted fresh cherries

3 eggs

1 vanilla bean

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. cream sherry, if desired

- whipped cream


Lightly butter 10" round baking dish; dust bottom of dish with sugar. In large mixer bowl, beat eggs until foamy (about 2 min.). Split vanilla bean in half; scrape seeds into the eggs. Add remaining ingredients, except whipped cream, mixing to combine. Gently pour batter over fruit. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden-brown (20-25 min.); cool slightly.

To Serve: Cut into wedges; top with dollop of whipped cream.

Good to Know: If using frozen fruit, thaw and drain well before arranging in dish.