Mixed Berry Clafoutis

It’s a baked pancake, but more custardy, not quite a flan but kind of, and in a class of its own.

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Although traditionally the French dessert clafoutis is made with cherries, you can use any fruit you like. It is also delicious using a mix of berries, and since we are at the peak of berry season here in Vermont, that was my fruit of choice.

Everyone makes a change here and there

After seeing Julia Child make clafoutis on her television program, my mother made this every year when the cherries were in season. Because she was always watching her carbs, she modified Julia’s recipe by reducing both the flour and sugar, thus, this recipe is probably a little more eggy than Julia’s.

I changed it more by using milk rather than cream, and this time around I used soy milk. No difference in texture.

From here and there and every where

Blueberries came from Harlow’s Farm Stand, yellow raspberries and blackberries from Dutton’s Berry Farm and a few wild from my yard, and beautiful red raspberries from my friend Carolyn who also supplies me with her lovely farm fresh eggs.

My family likes this dish packed with fruit, the full four cups. I actually like it with a little less, but you can tailor this to how folks at your home would be happy.

It is simple to make, and quick, and tastes great warm or cold the next day! You can substitute other fruits such as peaches, and, of course, you can also use cherries!

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Mixed Berry Clafoutis

  • 3 to 4 cups berries, mixed or just one
  • ¼ cup raspberry liquor, optional
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup milk or plant milk
  • 3 large organic eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or vegan butter, melted
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream or crème fraiche or non-dairy cream to garnish

Preheat your oven to 350°F, and tuck your 12” cast iron skillet, or shallow baking pan, inside to heat up.

Pick over your berries and place in a bowl along with the raspberry liquor or juice.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and butter until the sugar is dissolved. Add the flour and pinch of salt and beat gently.

Remove the pan from the oven and add two tablespoons of butter. Once melted, brush around the pan and up the sides then pour half the batter into the heated pan, and bake for 5 or 6 minutes, just until starting to set.

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Drain the cherries, tumble them out on top of the precooked batter evenly, sprinkle lightly with a little more sugar, and cover with the rest of the batter.

Return to the oven and bake for another 40 to 50 minutes, check at 40. It should be puffy and brown and the house will smell great! Let cool a bit so you can cut it and serve warm.

Eat as is, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar, or top with whipped cream or any favorite creamy topping or sauce.

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks amazing! Reblog!

  2. Looks like a wonderful summer treat!

    1. Yes, anything with berries!

  3. Looks delicious

    1. Thank you! It was really tasty!

  4. It looks delicious, but I’d be perfectly happy with a big bowl of those gorgeous berries. One can never get too many fresh berries. 🙂

    1. Ah! For breakfast we had blueberries in milk with a pinch of sugar, that’s all! Granddaughter loved it!

  5. Julia says:

    I haven’t made a clafoutis in a few years. Your post reminds me of how delicious they are. With all the peaches in season in Colorado, a peach clafoutis is calling my name.

    1. Yum! Sounds really delicious!

  6. Such a summery treat!! I love this!!

  7. One of my favorite summer dessert. Your versions with mixed berries looks so tasty! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It is one of our favorites as well!

  8. CARAMEL says:

    Cherry clafoutis is the food of dreams! <3

    1. It is perfect because it is not too sweet!

  9. suzannesmom says:

    More berries! How wonderful!

    1. It’s all about the berries for the kids!

    2. The berried have been phenomenal this year! I’ve already frozen so many I’m running out of space in the freezer!

  10. Ummm, I need some ice cream! 🍨🍃🍒

    1. Coming right up! Vanilla bean?

      1. Of course. 💕

  11. Karen says:

    Loaded with fresh berries, your family must really love it…it looks great. The only time I had this dessert was at a friend’s home and the clafoutis was made with cherries and it had an almost soufflé like texture.

    1. Thank you so much! There are lots of variations, and a clafoutis is really a dish unto its own, “not quite” a lot of things!

  12. Delicious!

    1. Thank you for stopping by!

  13. I’ve never tried clafoutis but it looks delicious !

    1. It is tasty indeed!

  14. Look at all those berries! I simply love clafoutis 😋😋 It looks so so good! I think I need to make one soon 🤪

    1. You will be very happy indeed! It’s always a little celebration!

  15. This looks gorgeous. I used to often make a clafoutis with greengages when my kids were young but not for years. I think my grandkids would love your version with all these berries.

  16. All of your recipes look amazing❤👌

    1. Why thank you so very much! And thanks for stopping by!

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