Clafoutis (pronounced Klah-foo-tee) is a battered dessert baked with fruit, traditionally cherries, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The clafoutis was first created in the rural Limousin region of southern France using their abundance of black cherry trees. If cherries are currently out of season- no problem, this versatile dessert has been made using many other fruits all equally as delicious. Here we show you how to make this quintessential French dessert including fruit variations to make it a new creation every time. The basic batter is so simple, you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
1 cup whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs butter, melted
½ cup all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for dusting
Fruit of choice (see variations below)
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter until the sugar is dissolved. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Place the fruit of your choice in a pie pan or skillet. Pour batter on top of fruit and bake until puffed and golden, about 35-40 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.