cla·​fou·​ti | \ ˌklä-fü-ˈtē How to pronounce clafouti (audio) \
variants: or less commonly clafoutis

Definition of clafouti

: a dessert consisting of a layer of fruit (such as cherries) topped with batter and baked

Examples of clafouti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lately, there’s been duck a l’orange with blueberry clafouti, chicken in calvados with crème brulee.,and beef short ribs with banana pudding, just to change it up a bit. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Kitchen magician: Instantly make dinner appear with family-style take-out," 19 May 2020 But the clafouti, for instance, is no more complicated than a pancake batter and results in something so satisfying that, in fact, a modest number of bites will suffice. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "The 5 Best Cookbooks of 2019," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of clafouti

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Clafouti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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