Blueberry Clafouti


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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place blueberries in the bottom of a small rectangular glass pan (about 8 by 10 inches).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

5 comments:

Sheliza July 15, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

oh my mother that looks GOOD!!!

Brenda July 15, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

Hmmm...could one use strawberries instead of blueberries?

Sean July 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

I think strawberries would be too watery. This would probably work with cherries. I actually have never tried this with anything but blueberries.

Mary July 15, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Cherries and plums are also wonderful in this recipe!
Cut the plums in half, cut side down. Cherries can go in whole or cut in half as well.
The slight sharpness of both these fruits is a wonderful match to the custard.

Sean July 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

Oh! Plums! That sounds delicious! Now I want to try all kinds of things with this!

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Joey and I are just a couple of guys living in San Francisco. I love cooking and we both like trying new things. Planning our meals is one of our "together" things. I hope you enjoy our blog! - Sean

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This blog is dedicated to the two most important people in my life - my mom, Ernee Jean O'Brien, and my partner Joey Concepcion. They both have showered me with unconditional support and love and have always encouraged me to be myself. I will always miss my mom and I don't know what I would do without Joey.

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