Peach clafoutis ~ a french dessert highlighting fruit in season

I really debated on sharing this right now since I just issued a healthy living challenge….but in the end, this incredible peach clafoutis won out. Several of you following along on Facebook remember when I made it last month and raved about it. Ever since then, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you guys…and it certainly wouldn’t be fair to keep this delicious dessert all to myself. Right?

The good news ~ it’s very low in sugar and flour, and has a nice custardy base to highlight whatever fruit happens to be in season: peaches, plums, pears or the traditional cherries. It’s not overly sweet or rich, and reminds me of a cross between crepe batter and a custard. And yeah….sometimes life just warrants a little somethin’ somethin’.

Unless you’re like me and have no self-control, then I suggest making it for a night you have friends over or bringing it to your mom’s group like I’ll be doing later this week. Do you have a Mops group (Mother’s of Preschoolers)? I sure do love mine….and they have a zip code finder on their website to find a Mops group in your area. You don’t need to have a preschooler to attend…only to be expecting with your first or have a little one ranging all the way up to Kindergarten age. It’s a nice time with other mommies to relax and be pampered for a change….and don’t worry, your kids will be having fun too. Hubby likes to joke with me that we keep having kids in order that I can stay in Mops. Funny….but not true. With 3 lively girls ranging in age from 3 to 12….we’re done!

Despite the fact that hubby and I spent time in Paris (we backpacked across Europe for a month one summer in college), I actually discovered clafoutis online over at Cannelle et Vanille….Aran is an amazing photographer and writer! Very talented, and if you’ve never checked out her site, I highly suggest you do. She’s a pastry chef, originally from Spain who lives in my area. Recently she’s had to take gluten out of her diet, and has been adjusting her recipes accordingly. She’s even working on a new cookbook! I do have a very special recipe of hers that I made and photographed last winter that I’ve been saving for just the right time. This recipe is one I’d been searching high and low for ever since our time in Madrid, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do. It’s a favorite here!

But this particular Julia Child recipe for clafoutis I found over at Cooking with Amy. She’s one of the very first food bloggers, and started her site back in June 2003. I can’t imagine there were many back then…I would bump into them now and again, and loved that people were writing online about food just as you’d find in a cookbook or a magazine. I still remember my first days reading blogs, and I was in awe that people really put themselves out there. Oh, the scary internet! 🙂


Peach clafoutis ~ a french dessert highlighting fruit in season
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Recipe type: dessert, snack, French
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Serves: 6-8
 
This stunning and simple french dessert is easy to make! It's a light dessert that will showcase any fruit in season.
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar or honey granules
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup flour (I used freshly ground whole wheat)
  • 2 peaches, sliced & diced (with skin on)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In blender place milk, eggs, flour, ⅓ cup of sugar, vanilla and salt and blend.
  3. Pour ⅓ to ½ batter into a large buttered tart pan or other baking dish. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until a film of batter sets in the pan.
  4. Remove from oven and add diced peaches, other ⅓ cup sugar sprinkled over and the remaining batter.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until slightly browned and pulling away from edges.
  6. Clafoutis is done if a knife comes out clean.

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22 Responses to Peach clafoutis ~ a french dessert highlighting fruit in season

  1. Looks delicious!
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme recently posted..Bacon and Cheese Frittata

  2. This looks so delicious! I love clafoutis, and this year made the traditional with cherries… I could not stop eating it. This looks like the perfect way to use those end of Summer peaches. Just lovely.
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  3. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum! This looks amazing! I love the word clafoutis….it’s so much fun!
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  4. Tempting! I looks scrumptious, Thanks!

  5. KC Quaretti says:

    I’ve been making cherry clafoutis for years but this is a wonderfully modern version I simply must try!
    Well done and thank you for sharing!
    KC
    KC Quaretti recently posted..It’s so easy to spoil the ones we love; Mediterranean Poulet

  6. Looks like something I need. I have peaches and they need to be used and I just flat out have a need for something sweet!
    Barbara | Creative Culinary recently posted..Welshing on the Rabbit becomes Welsh Wabbit (Think Chicken!)

  7. One of my favorite desserts from childhood!
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen recently posted..zucchini quinoa salad with microgreens | tender greens

  8. Yum. Peaches are so refreshing! This looks delicious but I would have to share it with friends, I have no self control when it comes to delicious treats like this.
    Amy-Nutrition by Nature recently posted..Green Smoothies are the Best!

  9. lafemmeroar says:

    That looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never heard of honey granules, but I’ll look for it now 🙂
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  10. Susie says:

    This looks so good….. peaches are everywhere in Seattle right now!!!! I have been trying to figure out what I want to make with them, this looks so good it may just be exactly what I have been searching for.

  11. Michelle says:

    I just love clafoutis! I did a peach one earlier this summer with caramel sauce, it did not last long. Yours looks lovely! I’ll be sad to see the peaches go soon. Thank goodness for freezers and bushels of seconds!

  12. Liberty says:

    oh I need to make this with peaches – stat.
    I improved the recipe to make it more healthy/wholefoodie…
    here it is: http://bit.ly/daNjZ9
    blessings
    lib
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  13. This looks absolutely delicious!
    the food dude recently posted..What’s in the Pantry…GourmetFinds’ Pain de Mie au Beurre

  14. cheerful says:

    wow, this one looks so delicious…i hope to try it sometime, thanks for sharing! visiting from FTF, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. 🙂
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  15. Miz Helen says:

    Peaches are one of my all time favorite fruits. This is a wonderful recipe that we would really enjoy especially with those wonderful peaches. Hope you have a fabulous Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  16. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted..Full Plate Thursday 4-12-12

  17. Coming over from Miz Helen’s to take a closer look. This sounds amazing! We live with dietary “guidelines” too, but you are right sometimes you just need a little somethin’ somethin’! Pinned for when peaches come into season! I would love it if you would consider also linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!
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  18. Maria says:

    I love this dessert too, and love making it with different fruits! Yours looks BEAUTIFUL! Makes me want to make one too, I can’t wait for the summer when there is lots of fresh fruit!

  19. I love clafouti and it is a pretty healthy dessert, eggs, fruit, just a little flour and sugar. A peach clafouti would be a great variation, or how about the traditional cherry with some peach, too? Or maybe peach with some ginger. This time of year I just can’t wait for the weekend farmer’s market, we come home with so much fresh fruit and peaches are one of my favorites.
    Mary @ Fit and Fed recently posted..King Salmon with Red Quinoa and Peach Cherry Compote

  20. Heather says:

    Took it out of the oven aft 30 ,minutes and it looked like a burnt parachute. Hopefully I can salvage the pound of apricots!

  21. Sirirat says:

    It was so delicious! It was a bit of a berry mess in the midlde but I felt like that was totally more than okay. I am going to go make the butternut squash soup. I did it once before and it was so good I’m doin it AGAIN!

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