Here is my super easy grape clafoutis: it is a delicious and light French dessert… Serve the clafoutis preferably lukewarm, sprinkled with a little icing sugar. That is how I like my grape clafoutis best! What a sweet treat this is.
Are you in for an easy dessert today?
Do you like baking?
Nothing too fancy or difficult.
Well I have just what you are looking for then.
Here is a simple sweet little treat that contains only the very basic ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs and milk! Everyday ingredients, right.
And that is exactly why I like this French clafoutis so much.
Whenever I throw a dinner party for guests and dessert doesn’t turn out how I expected it to be, then I can still make this sweet treat to save the day!
No need to run to the grocery store or baker shop around the corner for a plan B.
True, I don’t always have grapes at home.
But here is another cool thing about this grape clafoutis recipe: you can add practically any type of fruit you want. I have made a traditional clafoutis before, with the classic fresh cherries.
The canned ones will also work of course.
And another clafoutis recipe that I once made contained fresh pears and saffron.
Even apples, banana or blueberries would be just fine in it, I am sure!
Easy Grape Clafoutis (French Dessert Recipe)
I made a gorgeous grape clafoutis this time!
So I still had a handful of fresh white grapes laying around in my fruit basket after making a delicious Spanish cold almond soup (it is also known as ajo blanco in Spain – you should really try that one too). Well I tried my best to find yet another nice recipe to use those grapes in!
How about a simple but extremely delicious French treat for dessert tonight?
Clafoutis is originally made with (canned) cherries.
But today it will be grapes in my case here. And it turned out just great. I loved the crunch of the warm cooked grapes.
I will be making this version more often from now on!
Serve this sweet grape clafoutis preferably lukewarm, sprinkled with a little icing sugar. And a cup of freshly brewed coffee next to it.
A delicious afternoon coffee break.
Easy French Grape Clafoutis Recipe
My easy grape clafoutis, a delicious and light French dessert... Serve the clafoutis preferably lukewarm, sprinkled with some icing sugar.
- 9 oz white grapes (250 g), seedless
- 3,5 oz caster sugar (100 g)
- 2,5 oz pastry flour (70 g), sifted
- ⅔ cup whole milk (160 ml), lukewarm
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium eggs
Wash the grapes well and remove any stems. Break the eggs and then transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour in the caster sugar.
- Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and foamy. Pour in the lukewarm milk and the vanilla extract.
- Stir well again. Sprinkle with the sifted pastry flour and a little pinch of salt and nutmeg.
Then combine the ingredients in the bowl until you get a silky smooth and runny batter. Butter an 8-inch (20 cm) diameter tart tin and carefully pour the batter in it.
- Top with the white grapes.
- Then bake the clafoutis in a preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C) for 40 to 50 minutes until the top is lightly golden and the batter is fully set in the center. The clafoutis will puff up a little while baking but that will disappear while cooling down. Remove the clafoutis from the hot oven and let it cool at room temperature. Then sprinkle with icing sugar and serve lukewarm.
Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert that consists of a baked custard-like batter with fruit, typically cherries, and is often served with powdered sugar.
The dish is thought to have originated in the Limousin region of France. While the exact origin of clafoutis is not well-documented, it is believed to have been created by French peasants in the 19th century.
The word “clafoutis” is derived from the Occitan dialect spoken in the Limousin region, where it was originally called “clafotís,” which means “to fill up.” It is said that the dessert was created as a simple and easy way to use up an abundance of seasonal fruit, especially cherries.
What fruits are perfect for a clafoutis?
Clafoutis is a versatile dessert, and while it traditionally features cherries, you can use various fruits to create delicious variations such as my grape clafoutis above.
The ideal fruits for making a clafoutis are those that can hold their shape and not release too much moisture during baking.
Remember that clafoutis is a forgiving dessert, feel free to experiment with different fruit combinations to find your favorite flavor.
Consider the season and availability of fruits when making your choice.
Other fruits that work well
- Plums are an excellent choice for clafoutis, providing a sweet and slightly tart flavor. Slice them in half and remove the pits before baking.
- Berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are all great options. They add a burst of color and delicious fruity taste to the custardy base.
- Apricots: sliced apricots work well in clafoutis, imparting a delightful, aromatic flavor.
- Peaches and nectarines: Sliced peaches or nectarines are another excellent option, offering a juicy and sweet taste.
- Pears: sliced pears can be used, especially when they are not overly ripe to maintain some texture after baking.
- Apples: thinly sliced apples, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, can also be used, providing a slightly firmer texture.