Blueberry Clafoutis

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard.  This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

Blueberry Clafoutis

What on earth is a clafoutis?

Pronounced clah-foo-tee, this French dessert originated in the Limousin region.  Traditionally made with black cherries, clafoutis is a dessert of flan-like batter poured over fruit and baked in a buttered dish.  It is served slightly warm and garnished with powdered sugar.

If you want to get technical, a clafoutis filled with any fruit other than cherries is technically known as a flaugnarde.  Therefore, this recipe would actually be most accurately described as a blueberry flaugnarde.  But since the term clafoutis is so much better known, we’ll stick with calling it a blueberry clafoutis.

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

This dessert falls roughly into the dessert category that includes dishes like flan and baked custard.  The addition of flour into the batter gives it more heft.

Did you know that blueberries are in season in Florida during April and May?  When I see them in stock at my favorite grocery store, I buy them by the pound!  There’s nothing quite like blueberries in season.  I just keep an eye out for the Fresh from Florida logo.

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

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Tips for Making Blueberry Clafoutis

  • Use fresh blueberries if possible.
  • Plan ahead to let the blueberry clafoutis cool down to lukewarm temperature before serving.  Or you can even served it chilled for breakfast!
  • Optional garnishes include powdered sugar and cream.  It’s up to you whether you add these on or not.  I actually like my clafoutis just as it is, with no garnishes.
  • Try substituting different fruits, or combining different fruits.  There’s no need to be bound by tradition in this case.  Peaches and berries are a good bet.

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

If you enjoy this blueberry clafoutis, try my other Fresh from Florida recipe for corn on the cob.  Sweet corn is in season in Florida from October to June.

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.
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Blueberry Clafoutis

Blueberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert made by baking blueberries in a custard. This simple blueberry clafoutis recipe is easy to make.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 131 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and butter a 9 inch cake or pie pan.

  2. Toss the blueberries, wine, and orange zest in a bowl.  Let marinate for 5 minutes.

  3. Drain the marinade liquid into a blender.  Add the milk, vanilla, flour, eggs, and salt to the blender.  Put the blueberries in the pan.

  4. Blend the blender mixture until frothy.  Pour over the blueberries in the pan.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 F.  Then, turn the temperature down to 300 and bake 15 more minutes, or until the temperature in the middle of the custard reaches 170 F.  Let cool to slightly warm.  Serve slightly warm, or chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Clafoutis
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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