Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on March 2, 2012

So I have made a clafoutis here on Food Doodles before, but this months column in our local paper was on eggs and I could not get a clafoutis out of my mind, so here it is!  I mixed things up by using blueberries this time.  I love blueberries so much.  They’re my favorite berry, but occasionally I’ll go crazy for strawberries too.  I kind of think it has something to do with the seeds that makes me not enjoy raspberries and blackberries as much, but who knows?

So I also used frozen berries in this one, which is why the top is completely purple.  The color does bleed a lot, but at least it’s a pretty color, right?  I also used khorsasan/Kamut flour for this one, and as you can see in some of the pictures, it formed almost a crust on the bottom with a much more custardy layer on top of that, and then all the blueberries on the very top.  I have no idea if that was the flour, or maybe because I used frozen berries or maybe because I really loaded it up with berries?  The last one I posted didn’t turn out like that at all, but I used fresh raspberries, and whole wheat pastry flour for that one.  Either way it was still delicious and still a go-to dessert for me.  I’ll admit, I even had some for breakfast the next morning 😀

In other news…. Food Doodles just recently turned one!  Which means I’ve been blogging for an entire year!  That is incredibly hard to believe, I can’t believe how fast the time has gone(even though I did take almost 2 whole months off in the middle!)  I can’t believe how much things have changed around here, how much I’ve learned, and how much I still enjoy blogging!  But most of all I’m thankful to my readers.  Really, without you, Food Doodles would be nothing, so thank you!

I’m looking forward to a lot more good food, a lot of learning experiences for me and a ton more improvements around here in the future.  If there’s anything you’d like to see, or like to see more of(or less of ;)) here on Food Doodles, let me know!  I would love to hear any suggestions or ideas you have for me 🙂

[print_this]Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis

Serves 6-8

  •    3-4C fresh or frozen blueberries
  •     3 large eggs
  •     pinch sea salt
  •     1/2C sugar
  •     3/4C milk
  •     2/3C whole wheat pastry flour(or all purpose)
  •     1 tsp vanilla extract
  •     the zest of one lemon – plus the juice to squeeze over the clafoutis once it’s baked
  •     1 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp sugar to prepare pan for baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a cast iron skillet, pie plate or even a small square baking dish by greasing it with butter and then sprinkling with sugar.  Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and sugar. Add in the milk, flour, extract and lemon zest and mix well. Place the berries in the bottom of the prepared dish and pour the egg mixture over top. Place in the oven and bake 55-60 minutes. I used a 10″ cast iron skillet to bake mine, if you use a small dish, like a 9″ pie plate or a 8″ square baking dish, cook a few extra minutes and make sure the center is set before removing from the oven. Cool slightly before serving warm, or chill before serving with the juice of a fresh lemon squeezed over top, a dusting of powdered sugar and whipped cream.  Store any leftovers in the fridge.[/print_this]

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1 Lizeth Monroy August 4, 2012 at 09:25

My 3 year old and I just made the Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis! It was a great activity to do with my son and now we get to it!!! LOVE IT! THANKS 🙂


2 Ruth March 13, 2012 at 07:49

Oh my! This looks divine!!
I am a blueberry addict and will be trying this for sure!!

Thanks 😀


3 Nicole, RD March 12, 2012 at 17:57

This looks absolutely amazing…it will be made 🙂


4 beti March 7, 2012 at 21:26

I love the color of this clafoutis and the combination of blueberries with lemon is perfect for spring


5 Rikki March 6, 2012 at 20:32

This is so beautiful! I love the combination of blueberries & lemon.


6 Amy @ Gastronome Tart March 6, 2012 at 14:04

I have only made a clafoutis one time and it was a cranberry version. Absolutely delicious and made me wonder why I never made it before. However with this recipe (I LOVE lemon desserts) I may have clafoutis on the mind too! Congrats on turning one!


7 Sonia The Healthy Foodie March 6, 2012 at 11:29

Woo! Happy blogiversary Heidi, and huge congrats to you! I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate than by enjoying a huge slice of this gorgeous blueberry clafoutis. This is one seriously decadent looking dessert! I saw it on pinterest and pinned it before I even knew it was from you… I thought it looked very familiar, though, so I wasn’t at all surprised to land here after clicking on the image.

Awesome work, Heidi! Mouthwatering pics and great recipes. Just keep it up, that’s all I can say! Oh, and we want pictures of the little one! 😉


8 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 5, 2012 at 15:36

Heidi, this is beautiful!! Love how the blueberries bled that gorgeous purple color! This recipe sounds fantastic!!


9 Nora @ Natural noshing March 5, 2012 at 12:00

Happy One Year of Blogging!!!! You have a wonderful thing going here at Food Doodles, here’s to many more yummy recipes from your creative kitchen! 🙂
I really need to make a clafoutis! Seriously your recipes and photos are urging me on to make a gluten free version — can’t wait to have a little time to myself so I can experiment!
thanks so much for sharing – I too love blueberries 🙂


10 Sarah March 5, 2012 at 11:06

Your photos of this clafoutis are beautiful! (And it looks tasty too:)


11 The Café Sucré Farine March 5, 2012 at 06:13

Heidi, this is so……… pretty! Lemon and blueberries, seems like a match made in heaven to me!


12 Baking Serendipity March 4, 2012 at 14:56

Happy one year! I have never made a clafoutis before, but yours looks fantastic! I love blueberries (frozen or fresh!) too 🙂


13 Yo March 4, 2012 at 09:35

Looks beautiful and yummy!


14 Jane March 4, 2012 at 09:16

Congrats on your anniversary! This looks absolutely lovely, I love blueberries!


15 Hungry Native March 4, 2012 at 07:22

Looks great, love the vibrant color. Congrats on your milestone, our blog turns 1 year old today!


16 Erin @ Texanerin Baking March 3, 2012 at 06:24

I love the purple! I’ve never had clafoutis but this one looks delicious. I’m so ready for blueberry season.

I had no idea that you had been blogging for only one year. I love the variety of things you post so I have no suggestions. 🙂


17 mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry March 3, 2012 at 06:16

Blueberries and lemon is one one of my favorite combinations! This looks pretty AND delicious! Congrats on turning one and here’s to another great year!


18 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 3, 2012 at 06:02

I definitely don’t mind the bleeding color, this sounds delicious!


19 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 2, 2012 at 21:22

I’ll be honest, while i’ve definitely eaten it before, I really had no idea what made a clafoutis well, a “clafoutis” until I just googled it. This version looks delicious. Blueberries are one of my favorite berries in desserts and one of those things I buy year round regardless of whether they’re in season or not.
Congrats on hitting the 1 year mark! I just hit publish on my 300th post the other day and thought “wow, I sure do have a lot to say!” haha


20 Marsha @ The Harried Cook March 2, 2012 at 20:18

Wow! That looks picture perfect!!! I absolutely love the beautiful clafoutis! Pinning it! And the combination of blueberries and citrus can’t be beat… Thanks for sharing! Stunning dish!


21 Lisa March 2, 2012 at 20:18

Congrats on your anniversary! Looks delicious AND beautiful! Will be my Easter treat for work.
I would love to see more vegetarian dishes that would please even a meat eater!


22 Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) March 2, 2012 at 17:52

I just adore the combination of lemon and blueberries…this looks delicious!


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