Clafoutis…what a fun word to say (pronounced “clä-fōō-tē”). Clafoutis is a baked French dessert originating in France during the 19th century. Traditionally made with black cherries, the dish is now often made with other fruits such as pears, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, and cranberries. I have used all of these fruits and every time I end up with an amazing dish.
Being such an easy dish (you can prepare it in less than 5 minutes not including baking time), clafoutis often graces my table. All you do is arrange fruit in a buttered dish and pour the custard filling over the top of the fruit. After baking, you end up with a beautiful light breakfast (or dessert) that is full of protein (from the eggs) and antioxidants (from the fruit) as well as flavor galore!
The neat thing about this dish is you can make it more or less custardy depending on your taste by adding more or less flour. You can use it throughout the year, depending on what is in season and it’s simple and fairly healthy. There’s really no way to go wrong with this dish. My 9-year-old prepares this dish for the family and it’s always a winner!
Strawberry Almond Clafoutis
This recipe is one of the easiest, tastiest, and eye-appealing brunch or desserts that I have made. I can prepare this dish in less than five minutes, then leave the rest of the work to the oven. It is just that simple!
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Using a blender, mix the milk, sugar, eggs, extract, salt, and flour for about 15 seconds. Pour batter over the strawberries. Sprinkle almonds over the top of mixture.
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until puffy and golden brown, and set in the center. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
Sidenote: If you’re not a fan of strawberries, replace them with another amount of any kind of berry, peaches, pears, or apples.