Blueberry-Orange Clafouti

Incredibly quick and easy to prepare, traditional French clafoutis is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite summer fruit. The dish is informal by nature, and has a special rustic charm when baked in a skillet. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if you’re feeling truly decadent.

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Serves 8
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Cointreau
1 orange, zested
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
3 cups fresh blueberries*

NOTE: You can substitute thawed frozen blueberries. Blot off the extra moisture with a paper towel and lightly dust the berries with flour to prevent them from bleeding into the batter.


Preheat the oven to 425 °

  1. Butter a nine-inch skillet and set it in the oven while you prepare the batter.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, Cointreau, orange zest, and salt into a blender and process until well mixed.
  3. Add the flour and process until combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove the pre-heated skillet from the oven and pour in the batter.
  5. Quickly sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the batter and return to the oven.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top browns too fast, loosely cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar, spoon into individual bowls and serve immediately.
Preparation Time: 
35 minutes plus 10 minutes downtime.