Puffed Cherry Pancake
This custardy pancake (similar to the country French dessert called clafouti) is best eaten warm. If fresh cherries are not in season, substitute an equal quantity of diced plums.
  • 2 teaspoons extra-light olive oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large whole eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups pitted sweet cherries (from about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Brush a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet with the olive oil; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk in whole eggs and egg whites until smooth. Stir in milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Fold in cherries.

3. Place oiled pan in oven for 4 minutes. Pour in batter and bake 30 minutes or until puffed and set. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 212 calories, 5.3g total fat, 1.4g saturated fat, 2.4g monounsaturated fat, 0.8g polyunsaturated fat, 2.1g dietary fiber, 8g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 108mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium.
Good source of: riboflavin, selenium.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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