Blackberry Clafoutis

August 12, 2014

julia child blackberry clafoutis, M Loves M {click through for recipe}
I'm a sucker for desserts in general but I love when I can find one that is so easy to put together. This recipe for a Blackberry Clafoutis {French type of flan} is so delicious! I love that you can put it together while your dinner is cooking and then pop it into the oven while you're eating. Once you're done with dinner, your dessert is all ready! It would be the ideal dessert to make for a dinner party and no one has to know how easy it was to make {seriously you just use a blender to mix and then add berries! So genius!}. The clafoutis has a custard-like consistency which is delicious warm with the blackberries. It's definitely a new favorite!
ingredients for julia child's blackberry clafoutis, M Loves M {click through for recipe}
julia child blackberry clafoutis, M Loves M {click through for recipe}
julia child blackberry clafoutis, M Loves M {click through for recipe}
julia child blackberry clafoutis, M Loves M {click through for recipe}

Berry Clafoutis from Julia Child
makes 6 to 8 servings

1 1/4 cups whole milk or 2 perfect milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 pint (2 generous cups) blackberries or blueberries, rinsed and well drained
powdered sugar in a shaker

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a medium-size flameproof baking dish at least 1 1/2 inches deep. I used a Le Creuset {yay wedding gifts!}

Place the milk, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour in a blender. Blend at top speed until smooth and froth, about 1 minute.

Pour a 1/4-inch layer of batter in the baking dish. Turn on a stove burner to low and set dish on top for a minute or two, until a film of batter has set in the bottom of the dish. Remove from heat. {If you don't have a flameproof baking dish you can put in the oven for about 5 minutes and then remove}.

Spread berries over the batter and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar {I maybe stopped a couple tablespoons short but you can use the complete amount if you like}. Pour on the rest of the batter and smooth with the back of a spoon. Place in the center of the oven and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, until top is puffed and browned and a tester plunged into the center comes out clean.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. Clafoutis don't need to be served hot, but should still be warm. It will sink slightly as it cools).

While this recipe is definitely a dessert, Matthew mentioned that he thinks it would be good even for breakfast with some tea or coffee. I like that idea too! Sugar all day every day, yes please!



  1. Yaaay for a recipe post!! Mmmmm, this sounds and looks so delicious!

    I think I'll give it a try this evening and bake it with my little daughter :)


  2. That looks so delicous, definitely gonna try this one some time soon and maybe even for breakfast ;-)

  3. Such a great recipe! I was thinking the same thing about this making a great dessert! Cake and coffee would also make a great afternoon treat....and, as you mentioned, a dinner dessert...I might just have to eat this all day... ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  4. your post = reminder of how starving I am // need to go eat breakfast. this looks so good!

    xo, Stefanie // Life on the Squares

  5. YUM! These look amazing!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  6. This looks so good and your photos are beautiful!


  7. This looks amazing and, yes, perfect for breakfast. Can't wait to try it!

    Heidi D.

  8. definitely pulling out this recipe for the next time I'm in charge of sunday dinner dessert. thanks for sharing, mara!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  9. Now I know what I am doing tonight while I have all of the ingredients! Looks delicious!

    All That Glitters

  10. yay!! You'll have to let me know what you think :)

  11. yeah do it!! People will be so impressed and the steps are so easy!

  12. I'd love to know what you think Heidi :)

  13. It's pretty delicious!! I'm craving some right now haha!

  14. haha sorry :) Hope you ate something good!

  15. totally an eat all day type of dessert!

  16. yeah do it :) Would love to know how you like it!

  17. aww that would be so cute!! If you make it let me know what you think!! xox

  18. Mmmm does this ever look yummy! I really need to make this. Perhaps this weekend. I really love these berry inspired type desserts. Thanks for sharing Mara. Such pretty photos to go along with it!

  19. i am drooling! this looks SOO good!!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  20. This looks SO delicious!! Big YUM! :-D

  21. OMG. I've never had clafoutis, but I might need to make some for myself while the summer still exists!
    Also wondering where you got those desserts plates - they're so lovely!

  22. just wanted to ask what you meant by "or 2 perfect milk" - I don't usually have whole milk on hand so I was wondering whether another kind would work. thanks, it looks amazing!


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