This classic French dessert is not only incredibly delicious, it’s one of the easiest desserts to make. And that’s always a winning combination!
It’s blackberry season here in Washington State and as usual the harvest is abundant. The grow practically everywhere and on our property alone we have over an acre of them. (Be sure to check out our Homemade Blackberry Syrup and Blackberry Lemon Rosemary Spritzer!) Blackberries taste phenomenal in baked goods and it seemed only fitting to feature them in this classic French dessert. If you’ve had clafoutis before and like it, get ready to try this blackberry clafouti, it’s simply incredible!
Clafoutis dates back to at least the 19th century from the rural Limousin region of south-central France. It’s a beautifully hilly region with some of France’s most charming villages.
Clafoutis is a simple dessert featuring fresh fruits and a flan-like batter. Though traditionally made with black cherries, other fruits are commonly used as well, such as plums, pears and apples. Cranberries are also used and make a nice seasonal variation for the Christmas holidays.
Clafoutis is one of those recipes that lends itself beautifully to any number of flavor variations. Use this base batter recipe with any fruit of your choosing and add some complementary extracts, fruity liqueurs, and/or citrus zests.
Clafoutis is not only incredibly delicious, it’s also one of the easiest desserts to make. That’s always a winning combination!
And we’re confident you’re going to love this Blackberry Clafoutis as much as we do!
Let’s get started!
Place all ingredients except for the blackberries in a blender and blend until smooth.
Generously butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and lay the blackberries on the bottom. Pour the batter over the blackberries.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the clafouti for 30-40 minutes or until it’s golden brown on top, set but slightly jiggly. The consistency of clafouti should neither be firm nor runny but somewhere in between.
Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Don’t be alarmed if the clafouti begins to crack in places as it cools. That’s normal and is just the nature of clafoutis.
Serve while warm with whipped cream.
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoons quality pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons fruit liqueur of choice (e.g., orange, raspberry, etc) (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. To make the batter place all ingredients except for the blackberries in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Generously butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and lay the blackberries on the bottom. Pour the batter over the blackberries.
- Bake the clafoutis for 30-40 minutes or until it's golden brown on top, set but slightly jiggly. The consistency of clafoutis should neither be firm nor runny but somewhere in between.
- Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm with whipped cream.