Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis - This easy, delicious French cobbler is the perfect way to use fresh berries.

One of my favorite desserts is the French fruit dish clafoutis.  Pronounced ‘cla-foo-tee,’ this fluffy deliciousness doesn’t know whether it’s a cobbler, custard, or cake.  It’s full of indecision.  It will confuse guests who haven’t had it before, but they’ll inevitably decide they don’t care what it’s supposed to be, because it is just so tasty.  Traditionally, clafoutis is made with whole sweet cherries.  However, sweet cherries tend to be fairly expensive where I live, and when I buy them I usually devour them all gluttonously before I could even imagine putting them inside a dessert.  When I make clafoutis, I tend to use whatever berries I have on hand, but one of my favorite combinations is Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis.

Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Making Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is incredibly simple to make– you just mix ingredients into a batter, pour the batter over fresh, sweet berries, and before you know it, you’ll be digging into an airy, golden French cobbler.  Make sure the berries you use are sweet, because there’s not much sugar in the batter.  Top your dessert with ice cream; top it with whipped cream; top it with nothing at all!  If you’re feeling like making your dessert extra fancy, you can do that too.  Save some berries (i.e.- don’t accidentally dump them all in the pie pan), and make a pretty berry ring around the edge of the clafoutis after it finishes baking.  Serve your clafoutis while it’s warm if you can, but it’s also delicious cool.  I think it tastes best right after baking, but it’ll last for a few days if, for some inexplicable reason, you have leftovers.

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Strawberry Rasperry Clafoutis
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Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Champagne Tastes

Ingredients

  • ~ 2 cups raspberries + strawberries, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 TB butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk (2% or whole, not skim)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400ºF.

  2. Add butter to the bottom of a deep dish pie pan (or 8"x8" baking dish). Place in oven while it's preheating.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add all remaining ingredients except the fruit. Mix well.

  4. Remove pie pan from the oven, and add fruit to the pan, reserving some fruit for garnish. Optionally, skip garnish and add all fruit to pan. Pour batter over fruit.

  5. Bake 35-40 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes, and add remaining fruit as a garnish. Serve warm.

39 thoughts on “Strawberry Raspberry Clafoutis

  1. Megan @ Meg is Well says:

    I saw the word clafoutis in my email box and was so curious as to what it was. French cooking is definitely something I know nothing about and I’ve never heard of it. I love dishes though that confuse people and I like how there’s not too much sugar in it.

    • champagne-tastes says:

      Haha awesome!! And yes I love it- it’s mostly just sweet from the berries so you can have a bigger piece LOL

  2. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says:

    I’ve never heard of this dessert before, but it looks awesome! Hahaha….I don’t understand the concept of this thing called ‘leftovers’. Such a beautiful Summertime dessert and I bet it would be lovely with other berries, too.

    • champagne-tastes says:

      Thanks!! Haha right- who has leftover dessert?!? And this is really yummy with blackberries and blueberries too 🙂

  3. Liz @ Ready to Yumble says:

    OMG this is too weird…Ross made a clafoutis last weekend and we’re about to post it tomorrow!! Seriously, clafoutis? What are the odds?! I have to say yours is beautiful and I adore the strawberry ring! We did cherry, but now (since it’s so eeeeasy!) I want to try it again your way!

    • champagne-tastes says:

      Clafoutis now.. Pizza last week.. Our brains are in sync! Lol. I’m glad I posted first this time haha

  4. Elissa says:

    I love clafoutis but haven’t made it for so long, you have inspired me to get back to this beautiful but simple dessert. BTW, love the mo in your photo!

  5. Kavey says:

    Adore a homemade clafoutis, fresh out of the oven! I think the French label the ones that aren’t made with cherries as flaugnarde rather than clafoutis but I totally understand calling it clafoutis because so few outside of France have heard of a flaugnarde! Looks delicious, I must say!

  6. Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday says:

    I do love a good clafoutis. I always tend to make mine with cherries though, and usually around Christmas time as that is when we have cherry season here in Australia. I love the sound of your strawberry version. I must give it a try.

  7. Katie Crenshaw says:

    Oh wow!! This looks like Heaven!!!1 I love any dessert with strawberries and raspberries!!! I have never had Clafoutis, but I sure do want to try it now! Thanks for the inspiration. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  8. lisa says:

    This is beautiful. Sounds so simple to make. I will have to give it a try. Although I don’t think I will pronounce the name right.

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