Clafoutis is a French dessert (or breakfast dish) that is baked in a skillet or pie pan. It is usually made with pitted black cherries, but any type of fresh ripe fruit may be used.
It has a an eggy flan-like texture, and is a delicious way to use fresh fruit. It is very simple to make, but it is also elegant and versatile. It would make a wonderful Father’s Day breakfast!
I made this clafoutis gluten free, which is really pretty easy since there is very little flour in it anyway.
Clafoutis (serves four)
mix together the wet ingredients in a small bowl:
- 4 eggs whisked until blended well
- 1 cup of almond milk (or any milk)
- 1 Tb. of vanilla
- 1/2 teas. of almond extract
Stir the beaten eggs in with the milk mixture.
In a bigger bowl mix together the dry ingredients:
Mix the dry and wet ingredients.
Arrange the fresh fruit in a pie pan or skillet.
Pour the egg / flour mixture over it.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. (or until golden and the center is firm to the touch)
It will puff up in the oven and then quickly flatten out.
Clafoutis is best served while still warm – (add a dash of cinnamon & coconut milk if desired).
It has very little sugar and lots of fresh fruit, so it is actually quite healthy –
and Dad will love it!