On a hot summer day, we wanted to make a dessert that was light and fruity. To that end, we are making a traditional French dessert called a clafoutis. It is a sweet flan like tarte made with fresh berries and baked to perfection. The photo above is actually from a New York Times article that discusses Julia Child's recipe because mine did not turn out that pretty.
Traditionally, clafoutis is made with cherries that still retain their pits. When the cherries are baked, they release an almond scented flavor from the pits that adds to the flavor profile of the dough. We decided to go for a more creative route with our clafoutis and instead are making a berry version with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 2/3 cups sugar, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- Powdered sugar
- Combine the milk, eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and vanilla in a blend and mix until well combined.
- Butter a baking dish. I usually use a pie or tart dish. Pour 1/4 of the batter into the dish.
- Cover the batter with the berries and add the remaining sugar over the top.
- Pour the remaining batter over the top of the berries. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center is clean.
- Dust the powdered sugar over the top and serve warm.
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