This summer I am really trying to take advantage of all the fresh fruit and vegetables that are in season. I am not usually very good at that, but this year I am doing quite well. The other day I got a great deal on blueberries and decided to make one of Joey's favorite desserts, Blueberry Clafouti. Clafouti is a custard-like French dessert with fruit. It's baked in the oven and is not only really easy, but very delicious. We got this recipe from Dave Lieberman's show on the Food Network, "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman." They are not making new episodes of this show, but if you can catch it, it's really worth a watch. Some of my favorite desserts are from that show.
So, take advatage of fresh blueberries and whip out this tasty dessert. You will be glad you did!
- 1 1/2 pints blueberries, washed and drained
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch fine salt
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place blueberries in the bottom of a small rectangular glass pan (about 8 by 10 inches).
- In a medium bowl, crack eggs and whisk lightly. Add sugar and continue whisking until mixture thickens and is pale yellow. Add milk and vanilla; whisk to combine. Add flour and whisk to combine. Add a pinch of fine salt and whisk to incorporate. Pour mixture over berries.
- Bake on the center rack of the oven until the clafouti has puffed and the center bounces back when lightly pressed, about 45 minutes, rotating once.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly before cutting. Slice into 8 equal pieces and gently remove from pan with a spatula or cake server. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.