This blackberry clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux mûres, is a homespun version of a traditional puffed French custard cake. Warm and bright orange zest enhances tangy, fresh blackberries for a simply delicious dessert.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (powdered)
Preheat an oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch by 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie round with the softened butter.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, flour, eggs, sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract, and salt until it forms a smooth, thin batter. Spread 3/4 cup of the batter onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake it for 2-4 minutes. Watch the batter closely and remove it before it cooks through completely. It should just start to thicken and set when it is removed from the oven.
Transfer the dish to a heatproof surface and arrange the blackberries over the hot batter. Pour the remaining batter over the blackberries and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar over the finished clafouti and serve it warm.
This blackberry clafouti recipe makes 8 servings.