Clafoutis is a baked dessert made with fruit, usually black cherries,  arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick batter.

It comes from the Limousin region of France, and while black cherries are traditional, there are numerous variations using other fruits, including plums, which is what I used as they are plentiful at the moment.

Ingredients :

  • 600g plums (or whatever fruit you are using)
  • 20g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 50g flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • 250ml pouring cream


Method :

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. Wash and remove the stone from the plums, then chop in quarters
  3. Use the 20g of butter to grease your dish
  4. Beat the 4 eggs together and add sugar
  5. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix well
  6. Add in the pouring cream
  7. Place the plums on the bottom of the oven dish and cover with the batter
  8. PLace in oven and bake for 40 minutes at 180°C