Fruity Clafoutis

While my parents were visiting we had a favourite “pud” of ours… apple strudel, which I have already posted here. But a couple of weeks ago the freezer was due for its annual defrosting, and I was pleased to find there were still quite a few plums and some rhubarb (and far too many blueberries!). Hence this delicious pud.

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The first one with plums and blueberries was so good that a few days later I made another one, with the last bag of rhubarb and some blueberries….

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Fruity Clafoutis

  • 300g (10 oz) plums, quartered or rhubarb, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 125g (4 oz) blueberries
  • a little vanilla or cinnamon sugar for sprinkling over the fruit
  • 100g (3/4 cup) plain flour
  • 100g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225ml (1 cup) milk or soya milk

Preheat the oven to 180Β°C/350Β°F. Butter a flan dish and lay the fruit in the dish. Sprinkle with a little vanilla or cinnamon sugar. In a large bowl, beat the eggs for one minute. Sift in the flour and sugar and mix until combined, then add the milk and mix to a smooth batter. Pour over the fruit and bake for 30-40 minutes, until just firm in the middle and golden brown.

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It tastes wonderful served warm – the consistency is somewhere between pancake and custard…. yum!

What’s hiding in YOUR freezer?

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35 thoughts on “Fruity Clafoutis

  1. Wow, beautiful! I have frozen blueberries, too, from overzealous picking last summer. I should make this! Btw, have I told you about my blog party Fiesta Friday? Would love to see you there mingling with us! XOXO

  2. I have some frozen bananas in my freezer, Cathy, but I don’t think they would work in this beautiful clafoutis! No worries. I’ll get some more fruit and I think this looks absolutely wonderful. This is a unique recipe for me, and I didn’t even know the word clafoutis. I love this!

  3. That looks delicious. I was a bit shocked that you had too many blueberries – just send them over here! They are difficult to find in the shops here and if there are some they are in a tiny container costing a fortune so just to enjoy fresh and raw. I can’t grow them either as I don’t have the right soil. what I do have in the freezer is too many strawberries – any ideas for those would be gratefully received.

    • I tend to hoard blueberries as I panic at the thought of not having any for baking in the winter! I must have had about 20 punnets in the freezer! LOL! I have never tried freezing strawberries as they tend to get eaten or turned into jam before they even see the freezer… I bet they’d be good in a crumble with rhubarb. I haven’t seen any rhubarb in hte shops yet, but it won’t be long now as mine is already sprouting.

      • My rhubarb is also just poking through the soil. I freeze the excess strawberries, then make jam as we need it as it is the one jam that looses its colour very quickly, but there are so many, I think a crumble with rhubarb is a great idea, thank you Cathy.

  4. This is my favourite pudding, my mum makes a fantastic clafoutis. How wonderful to have excess blueberries, I have not grown them before but think I will this year. My freezer has an excess of last years gooseberries and raspberries.

    • I have to confess they were not my own… I don’t have any berries in the garden except for the wild strawberries. Now that’s something to look forward to! πŸ˜€

  5. Great minds, Cathy – I’ve been dragging bags of frozen fruit out, too (we’ve long ago exhausted the supply of veggies from the garden). I made a quick strawberry sauce for a pound cake last week…
    Oh, Look! There are cherries in here, too! πŸ˜€

    • It was good to have a fresh start, and to make a mental note: freeze more rhubarb! I never seem to have enough and this was such a treat in the middle of winter! Cherries would be delicious in this dessert Marie. πŸ˜€

  6. You are so disciplined Cathy! Our freezer(s) are still full of gooseberries, gooseberries, courgettes & more courgettes &, like others who have replied, I keep finding small packets of peas & beans & spinach hiding under other stuff! I’ve still got quince from two years ago in there! Time for a clear out, I think! If only I had the time to devote to cooking all the stuff up!!

    • Isn’t it nice when you find a surprise packet of something tasty though – that rhubarb I had left over was delicious! I think you need to make a gooseberry crumble this weekend Lindsay! πŸ˜‰

  7. I have some rhubarb left…but your clafoutis looks dangerously tempting and shall be tried once I’m off the Nigel Slater orange cake addiction πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your weekend, Cathy!

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