If you don’t want to make a crust but want something tartlike for your Thanksgiving dessert, a clafoutis, which is something like a cross between a flan and a pancake, is a great choice. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
The classic combination of cherries and almonds is irresistible. For this tart, whole pitted cherries are baked in a rich almond batter called frangipane. Softly whipped cream, crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream make nice accompaniments. (Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times)
Clafoutis is an easy French dessert that's perfect for using up summer fruit. Nothing like homey cobblers or crisps, clafoutis is decidedly more elegant yet even simpler to make. Use whatever fruit you have on hand — cherries are classic — whip up a quick batter in your blender, and bake for a dessert to impress both dinner and overnight guests alike.