ffwD: Mixed Berry Clafoutis


I’ve always been wary of clafoutis. Maybe it’s because the name sounds odd, and I want to pronounce it as “ca-flou-tee” instead. Maybe it’s because the sunken cherries leave behind holes that look unappetizing. Whatever the reason, I didn’t know what to expect when I made this week’s ffwD assignment.

Since I’m not a whole-cherry fan, I used a frozen bag of mixed berries but purposefully left out the strawberries, judging them to be too big against the blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I also used more berries than needed to prevent the look of sunken berry holes. I didn’t wait for the clafoutis to cool before I tasted it, but I was surprised by its light, fluffy texture. Had I known clafoutis tasted like a sweet, moist, cloud/custard-like pudding, I would’ve made it a lot sooner! Success! Now, all that needs to be done is to change the name…

This mixed berry clafoutis was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspanโ€™s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.


72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Food,Photography & France
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:52:11

    Are you weary or wary of clafoutis? Looks like you made a good one, so my guess is you’re neither:)

  2. markd60
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 11:12:30

    If it looks like a raspberry pizza, it’s a raspberry pizza.

  3. Cher
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 11:43:55

    I think this recipe is building a group of converts. So easy, but so good…

  4. chef mimi
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 12:06:11

    Now I can’t get caflouti out of my head!!! Beautiful.

  5. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 12:57:14

    An excellent clafoutis. I checked your links, but could not get recipe for it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 13:31:31

    Well that’s certainly a recommendation. I like your substitution of the mixed berries–baked cherries sometimes feel too intense to me.

  7. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 15:02:49

    It looks wonderfulโ€ฆIโ€™ve made clafoutis with berries before and it is so delicious! Glad you like it!

  8. gourmetgetaway
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 15:39:24

    What a delicious looking clafoutis!! I only made my first about a months ago and I know what you mean. Until I tasted my first bite I had no idea what the fuss was about.

  9. Garden Correspondent
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 15:51:18

    Yum! I love clafoutis, in spite of the name, because it’s so versatile — I have used pears and apricots as well as cherries. I don’t think I have ever tried it with berries though — I will have to give it a try!

  10. Cakelaw
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 16:59:18

    Yay, you’ve been converted to the charms of clafoutis! I loved this dish.

  11. Amy Tong
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 17:16:07

    I love Clafoutis but usually only make it with cherries. Love this mixed berries version.

  12. Hotly Spiced
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 17:39:29

    It’s definitely a difficult word to pronounce and spell. I’m a fan of cherries so when I make one, I’ll use fresh cherries – they’re just not in season at the moment xx

  13. Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 18:48:20

    I can’t remember how to pronounce this dessert to save my life… claw footie.. or something. Looks lovely.

  14. SandraM
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:01:02

    It looks good! I’ve seen them in bakeshops, but have never tried them. Perhaps I should actually make one myself! I don’t know how to pronounce it either!!

  15. Elizabeth Mars
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:16:25

    Looks great. I’m not a big dessert cook so I’m wary of all desserts not just clafoutis, but this looks delicious and and very easy.

  16. bec {daisy and the fox}
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 20:33:39

    this looks utterly delicious! and fully of berry goodness ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Monica
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 21:23:07

    Something on my to-do list for one day…I love anything eggy, custardy. Glad you liked it so much (despite the name). : )

  18. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 21:37:26

    A friend from Finland invited me to lunch and served Clafouti for dessert. It was the first time I ever heard of it or tasted it and was won over immediately. It’s a wonderful dessert.

  19. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 21:53:59

    The way you describe it makes me wanna try to make one! The thing is, cherries are soooo expensive!

  20. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 23:54:52

    As soon as fresh cherries are in season down here, this clafoutis is mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 01:42:04

    Am a huge fan of the clafoutis, me ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours looks wonderful – almost like it’s a custart cherry tart, your crust is so, well, crusty! Yum!

  22. Ameena
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:13:19

    I’ve never had a clafoutis…looks delicious! Agree with Peachy’s comment that cherries are SO expensive.

    With regards to your SF trip, you can get some good deals at the St. Regis, not sure if you’ve checked that hotel out? We love it. And can I recommend The Slanted Door, Betelnut, Greens, and Ghirardelli for lunches / desserts? Amazing food in SF!

  23. Tanusree
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 07:56:54

    your clafoutis looks wonderfully appetizing !

  24. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:11:44

    I like this assignment. We’ve only made one clafouti and we overcooked it. So we’re game to do it again!

  25. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:47:44

    Welcome to the clafouti fan club! Yours looks wonderful.

  26. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 12:14:57

    Looks good! I’ve always thought the traditional leaving in the of the cherry pits silly. I don’t want my guests breaking a tooth on a pit!

  27. Shut Up & Cook
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 19:47:49

    This looks absolutely amazing! Sign me up!

  28. Mary
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 20:21:59

    Wary or not you’ve done a great job! it looks delicious – I’ve GOT to try this!
    mary x

  29. greyhousejournal
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 21:26:30

    I’ve never made claufouti. After reading your tasty description I’m going to have to rectify that if I get a cool day!

  30. The Squishy Monster
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 21:47:36

    It can certainly sound like a sound your nose makes, right? LOL

  31. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 00:21:32

    I can’t pronounce or even spell it right but I can tell you that this dessert looks like one we should be trying more often. Lets call it the cherry custard cake. So much easier to spell and pronounce.

  32. Alice
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 00:47:54

    LOL I bet youre going to be cooking this one alot too!

  33. Anita Menon
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 03:00:57

    I made clafoutis recently with tapioca flour and it was horrid! ๐Ÿ™‚

    yours looks lovely. Summer in a plate.

  34. akila
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 05:48:57

    wow this looks amazing… when u get time, do visit mine…

  35. Beth
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 06:15:56

    However you pronounce it, it looks amazing!

  36. rondamkisner
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 08:14:31

    That sounds very yummy!

  37. helene dsouza
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 08:41:41

    I am addicted to flan desserts with berries. Looks amazing!

  38. tastytreats13
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:39:05

    Sounds really great! The way you describe the cloud/custard like pudding sounds so appetizing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. confessionsofaculinarydiva
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:27:02

    Mixed berries sound wonderful with this pudding cake of sorts! Clafoutis is a strange name indeed!

  40. mysfkitchen
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:03:48

    Beautiful dessert!! I love desserts with berries/fruit ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to share some pics from San Fran and Sonoma! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Geraldine Saucier
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:12:51

    Beautiful job. It looks delicious:)

  42. Lola
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:43:01

    I’m going to try it with frozen berries for a group later in the week! Yours looks delicious!

  43. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 13:28:28

    oh this looks just perfect!

  44. Balvinder
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 14:31:04

    Looks good!

  45. Harija
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 15:16:44

    looks yummy

  46. Norma Chang
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 19:34:24

    I think I would do a cherry and mix berry combination.

  47. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 20:44:35

    Glad you are a clafoutis convert. I’ve never made this dessert myself although I have tasted it before. I loved it. Yours looks very tasty.

  48. nana
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 20:47:59

    Looks perfectly delicious. I like the idea of the mixed berries, and I plan to
    try it with plums very soon.

  49. Three Well Beings
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 23:45:24

    Oh, how delicious! I love the word clafoutis, but I had never heard it before I got so caught up in the show “Top Chef” and heard it often mentioned by the guest chefs! I apparently went my whole life not knowing about them. Mixed berries would always be a favorite of mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Tandy
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 00:44:37

    love the mixed berries in this!

  51. Reem | Simply Reem
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 00:46:32

    Love Clafoutis!!!
    This looks yum specially right now when I am super duper hungry

  52. Gloria
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 04:55:06

    This clafoutis looks perfect! Reminds me my childhood!

  53. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 05:46:12

    This is a perfect summer dessert!

  54. lemongrovecakediaries
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 05:49:49

    I have always been a bit dubious about this dessert as well but your version looks amazing. I am definitely going to give this a try soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. muppy
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 06:35:44

    ive made one before and it wasn’t that great but you have inspired me, looks so good!

  56. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 09:27:12

    I’d eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Berries are super expensive in Japan and I haven’t had any decent berries since I came here. Want to make clafoutis when I get back (I do love clafoutis although I wasn’t sure how to say this name at the beginning!).

  57. ashley
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:41:52

    I like that you used mixed berries….although I’m sure my hubby would want the cherries instead!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. cquek
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:44:24

    Beautiful shots!
    It looks really yummy

  59. Sally Sellwood (@Recipejunkie27)
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 15:52:36

    Oh, I love Clafoutis – glad you have been converted!

  60. rebeccasubbiah
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 16:36:07

    looks so good something I keep meaning to try

  61. Promenade Claire
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 17:22:01

    It’s an absolute French classic, so I’m pleased you found you liked it. and looking at your recipe, I’m tempted to get back into the kitchen and start baking again – cheers!

  62. Jenn and Seth
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 19:20:55

    looks so beautiful and delicious!

  63. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 19:25:03

    This looks just lovely, I bet it did taste fantastic!

  64. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 21:04:04

    I have never attempted a Clafoutis before for the same reasons Yummy. I think I may need to change that because between the way it looks and the way you describe it, I just know it would be a hit around here!

    Thanks for sharing…

  65. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 21:27:42

    berries berries berries! I love this clafoutis and all the berries!

  66. jora
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 11:07:58

    After tasting this I was wishing that I had made it sooner too!

  67. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 08:05:46

    So glad this was a pleasant surprise. I’d love to try the mixed berry version next…it looks terrific!!!

  68. Cathleen
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 12:47:48

    Clafoutis are delicious and easy to make. I made one a couple years back. Your version looks delicious! I’m with you on a name change, clafoutis just does not roll off the tongue very well, does it.

  69. teaandscones
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 15:36:17

    We were surprised we liked it, too. Definitely a repeat – maybe wit blueberries (no pits)

  70. Karen
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 18:02:06

    You are right about clafoutis being cloud like…I love it. Your mixed berry version sounds great.

  71. Tammy
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 15:27:58

    I love the look of this dessert. Not too sweet!

  72. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:07:46

    I love clafoutis and this mixed berry one looks divine! Incredibly delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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