Sweet and Savory Clafoutis Recipes


| 12/10/2013 11:41:00 AM


I think what I love the most about French cooking and cooking techniques is the language. I feel like some culinary mastermind when I use words like julienne or explain the magic that is coq au vin. Clafoutis is another one of those beautiful French words, but, unlike escargot this one is what’s for dinner and dessert.

According to Merriam-Webster, a clafoutis is "a dessert consisting of fruit (as cherries) topped with batter and then baked.” Oh, and Merriam-Webster was also very kind to inform me that Djibouti rhymes with clafoutis.

Clafoutis: It's What's for Dinner and Dessert

Yes, you read correctly, clafoutis is what’s for dinner and dessert because, like the crêpe, a clafoutis can be both savory or sweet. I know that it sounds a little unusual, but remember the “batter” and “baked” part of the definition? (Awesome…right?) Well, battered and baked is the perfect vehicle for leftovers—especially Thanksgiving leftovers!

Sweet Clafoutis Recipe
Photo By Kristina "Mickey" Hart

Sweet Clafoutis Recipe

Let us start with a sweet clafoutis; nothing says holidays like cranberry relish, sauce or jelly—whatever you want to call it! I personally love the cranberry jelly from a can and sticking my knife into the little grooves made by the can. Cranberry jelly is pretty darn yummy alone, but baking it and covering it in a sugary batter will kick Aunt Jenny’s pumpkin pies bootie!



Cranberry Relish Clafoutis Recipe



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