When it’s blackberry season, you make all you can with this abundant fruit. We had lots of rain in May, so my blackberry bushes are thriving. This Blackberry Clafoutis dessert recipe, baked in a cast-iron skillet is so easy and takes less than one hour to cook and serve.
Oh my goodness, this Clafoutis dessert turned out so good. Not only is this the first time I’ve made it, but it’s also the first French dessert I have ever made!
Blackberry Clafoutis Dessert Recipe
First of all, do you know what a Clafoutis or Clafouti is? If you’re French, you’ll know right away, but if not – a Clafoutis is a French dessert that’s filled with fresh berries with a batter somewhat like a crepe. Or perhaps a better explanation would be a cake and a custard combined – if you can imagine that.
When I find a recipe I like, I tend to amend it to my way of baking, in that I always use better-for-you ingredients. It’s the wellness thing to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
I love finding new desserts to bake with all the blackberries my bushes produce. A couple of days ago, I made Blackberry Margaritas, and will probably make blackberry pancakes next because that’s what my son wants. I was also thinking about making blackberry banana bread. I’ve never put those two fruits together so that we will see.
Okay, onto the Clafoutis recipe. This recipe was adapted from The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook. Baking in cast iron is my favorite.
Not shown in the above photo is the whiskey I used in the recipe. You can use brandy or whiskey.
If you do make these, please let me know how yours turned out. To be quite honest, mine turned out a little running, but it did not mess with the taste. Next time I make it, I’ll bake it for 35 minutes instead of 30. FYI to you.
Clafoutis or Clafouti is a traditional French dessert made with fresh berries. I'm using blackberries from my backyard. The batter resembles a thick crepe (somewhere between a cake and a custard.
- 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 6 large cage-free eggs
- 1-1/4 cups grass-fed milk
- 1/2 cup raw granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp brandy or whiskey
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cups unbleached white all-purpose flour
- 2 cups fresh blackberries heaping cups
- sprinkle powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a 10-in cast iron skillet with the butter.
Blend the eggs, milk, sugar, brandy or whiskey, vanilla, and salt in a blender until well combined.
Add the flour and blend again until well combined.
Place the blackberries in the prepared skillet and pour over the batter.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until batter is puffed up and golden.
Lightly sprinkle powdered sugar on top before serving.
Have fun baking with blackberries. AND, with this Clafoutis dessert, you can use any fresh berries.
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