Mixed Berry Flaugnarde
The Flaugnarde comes from a region in France called Périgord. It's a thick custard dessert, reminiscent of a French clafoutis. This particular recipe celebrates summer berries. The sweet and tart elements of the berries mix perfectly with the creamy rich custard. Warm or cold, this dessert is heavenly.
- 1 ½ cups Mixed fresh berries, halved if large just enough to cover the bottom of the pan
- 3 Eggs room temperature
- ½ cup Flour
- ¼ cup Sugar, plus a spoonful to sprinkle over the top after baking
- Pinch Salt
- ¼ cup Heavy cream
- ¾ cup Whole milk
- 1 ½ tbsp. Brandy (or kirsch, cognac, or dark rum)
- ½ tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 2-quart (or 8x8-inch) baking dish with butter. Place the berries evenly over the bottom of the dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and heavy cream. Gradually whisk in the milk, brandy, and vanilla ,until no lumps remain. Pour the custard over the berries.
Bake for 20 minutes on the middle oven rack until the custard is just set in the center. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a spoonful of sugar. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in refrigerator.