blueberry clafouti

Its Dessert Week at iambaker!  This week I am sharing five incredible and unique fall desserts that are a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie and would be an ideal addition to any Thanksgiving gathering!

Classic Blueberry Clafouti

 

I saved the best for last this week.  Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits and this dessert is such an excellent way to indulge.

Now, I have to be honest.  I have no idea what a clafouti was before I saw this recipe on McCormick Gourmet’s site.  I had to look it up just to see how to pronounce it! (and I still don’t know thankyouverymuch)

But what I learned is that it’s a rustic baked dessert from France.

Its basically this:  berries arranged in a dish the covered in a sweet batter then covered in powder sugar and sometimes cream.

Genius.

Classic Blueberry Clafouti

 

It is pretty much the perfect dessert and I totally get why every aspiring pastry chef wants to train in France.

They do dessert right.

blueberry clafouti

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped McCormick® Gourmet Collection Ginger, Crystallized
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection 100% Organic Cinnamon, Saigon
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Organic Vanilla Extract, Pure Madagascar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Butter 10-inch deep dish pie plate or 9-inch square shallow baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle blueberries, ginger and 1/2 cup of the sugar in bottom of prepared dish.
  4. Pour milk into blender container. Add eggs, flour, cinnamon, vanilla and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; cover. Blend on high speed until well mixed. Pour batter over fruit.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm with whipped cream.
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Classic Blueberry Clafouti

 

Pretty sure there are angels singing over your head as you eat this dessert.

Personnes de rock français. C’est tout.

Comments

  1. Beverley says

    Another beautiful photo which always beckons me to mark your recipe. Thank you this is a great idea for dessert over the holidays xoxox

  2. Michelle says

    In the ingredient list it says 1/4 c sugar but in the directions it says 1/2 c. Which one do I put with the berries? I’m making strawberry. Is the ginger necessary? I’m not a big fan. Thanks! It looks great!

  3. Natalie says

    I’m wondering what Michelle commented earlier. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup plus 1TB, but the instructions say to add 1/2 cup of the sugar with the berries. Should it be 1/8 cup??

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