Blackberry Clafoutis

Blackberry Clafoutis TasteFood

Got berries? If you’re like me, it’s impossible to resist the baskets of fresh summer berries at the farmers’ market. If you have more restraint than me and you haven’t gobbled your berries up yet, here’s a great way to add them to a dessert. Clafoutis is a French flan-like dessert consisting of fresh fruit baked in a custardy batter. It’s light and elegant, gently sweet, and redolent with your favorite fruit. Berries work well because their juices seep into the clafoutis while it bakes. You can also use cherries, plums, and pears.

Blackberry Clafoutis
Makes 1 (9-inch) gratin or 2 (5-inch) gratins

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 ounces fresh berries, such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. (190 C.) Butter a 9-inch gratin dish.
2. Beat the sugar and eggs in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the cream, milk, flour, lemon zest, vanilla and cinnamon until blended..
3. Arrange the berries in the gratin dish and pour the custard over the fruit.
4. Transfer to the oven and bake until the filling is golden brown and set, about 35 minutes. (If using smaller dishes, the baking time will be slightly reduced).
5. Remove and cool slightly. Before serving, dust with confectioners sugar. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

6 responses to “Blackberry Clafoutis

  1. OH, that is wonderful! I have a “mental post” on blackberry clafoutis…. made last year, I would have to compare my recipe with yours. I never composed the blog because my pictures were not very good. Every time I see that folder in the computer, I tell myself “you need to make another batch”


    It is such a delicious recipe!

  2. The Smiling Pilgrim

    This looks about as tasty as it can get!

  3. goodness gracious! I had forgotten about clafoutis 🙂 There was a time, years ago, when at nearly every dinner party the hostess served “Clafoutis” – for that reason I never did at mine (but well done its delicious!!!) Carina

  4. Heavenly! A fantastic pudding.



  5. Lovely, never heard of this dish before but definitely want to try.

  6. Hello, beautiful……