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Blueberry Clafoutis: the incredible French dessert recipe you’ll love

Total time: 50 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Clafoutis is a beautiful, easy French recipe that's perfect for a lightly sweet breakfast or dessert, and this blueberry clafoutis recipe was made for summer. Made with sweet, juicy fresh blueberries in a custard-like cake that's cooked in a cast iron skillet, blueberry clafoutis is simple yet comforting.

The name clafoutis comes from the French word “to fill”, a reference to the fact this sweet treat is made by putting the berries in the skillet and then filling the skillet with the rich batter. Serve your clafoutis warm or room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream for a stunning dessert everyone will love.

Blueberry Clafoutis Ingredients

Blueberry clafoutis is a surprisingly easy recipe to make. It doesn't involve any fancy ingredients, just make sure they are at room temperature.

All you need is flour, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, salt, and fresh blueberries. You can use either vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste for your clafoutis. You can use frozen blueberries, but you'll need to let them drain off so your clafoutis doesn't wind up watery.

How to Make Blueberry Clafoutis

Making this gorgeous blueberry clafoutis is a breeze. Your first step is to generously grease a cast iron skillet with butter. Make sure to grease both the bottom and the sides of the pan. Heat your oven to 350F.

Next, beat the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk the flour, sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt into the eggs until smooth. Put the blueberries into your skillet and pour the batter over the blueberries.

Bake your clafoutis for about 45 minutes or until the edges become brown. Don't overcook the dessert otherwise, it will become rubbery. Take the skillet out of the oven. Pop it on a rack to cool for at least half an hour, and serve warm or at room temperature, preferably with a dollop of whipped cream!


Tips for Making the Best Blueberry Clafoutis

Add a spritz of lemon juice or a tablespoon of grated lemon or orange zest to your blueberry clafoutis for a brighter, zestier flavor.

Use gluten-free flour to make a gluten-free clafoutis.

For a healthier, more protein-packed clafoutis, use almond flour.

Serve your clafoutis with whipped cream or ice cream.

Add baking spices for a warmer flavor.

Use a mixture of your favorite summer berries to put a tasty twist on this classic recipe. Cherry, raspberries, and strawberries are wonderful options.

Can You Make Blueberry Clafoutis Ahead of Time?

Clafoutis tastes best when freshly baked. You can make the batter up to one day in advance, then bake your blueberry clafoutis on the day you'd like to serve it.


How to Store and Reheat Blueberry Clafoutis

Allow your blueberry clafoutis to cool, then wrap it in cling film and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat it, microwave your clafoutis for 15 to 20 seconds, or until warmed through.

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1 tbsp
All-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup
1 1/4 cups
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
Fresh blueberries
2 cups


Preheat your oven to 350F.

Grease a cast iron skillet with butter.

Whisk the eggs in a bowl.

Beat flour into the eggs.

Add sugar.

Pour in milk, vanilla, and salt into the eggs.


Add the blueberries to the prepared skillet.

Pour the batter over the blueberries.

Spread the batter evenly.

Bake for 45 minutes, until the edges of the clafoutis brown.

Remove the skillet from the oven and set it on a rack to cool for 30 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

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