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Blackberry clafoutis recipe

Blackberry clafoutis recipe

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Traditionally made with cherries, clafoutis is a soft-baked French dessert that sets fruit in a light batter. To give the dish a seasonal spin, we have used blackberries. Their sweet tang makes them a perfect pairing for the soft, sweet batter. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 392 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • butter, for greasing
  • 2 x 150g packs blackberries
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 50g plain flour
  • 100ml double cream
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 20g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp icing sugar, for dusting

For the sauce

  • 150g pack blackberries
  • ½ tbsp icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice

Did you know?

BlackberriesCarefully selected when ripe, plump and juicy Blackberries
Carefully selected when ripe, plump and juicy
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    13g 66%
  • Sugars

    30g 33%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 39.7g Protein 7.1g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Grease a 1.25ltr baking dish. Toss the berries with 1 tbsp caster sugar and the lime zest. Arrange in the dish in a single layer.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and remaining sugar until thickened and creamy. Sift over the flour, then beat into the egg mixture. Whisk in the cream, milk, butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour the mixture over the fruit and bake for 35-40 mins, until just set and golden.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Whizz the blackberries and icing sugar in a food processor. Pass through a sieve to remove the seeds, then add the lemon juice to taste.
  6. Dust the clafoutis with icing sugar and serve warm, accompanied by the blackberry sauce.

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