Italian Dessert

How to make a Summer Clafouti

(A clafouti is sort of a tart) 

 In summer when fruit is plentiful you can use any of your favorite fruits.  In autumn, I make this often using apples. 

But in summer our family likes it made with peaches, strawberries or figs! 



For the batter: 

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk or Half and Half
  • 6 Tbs Butter – melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 Cup Flour
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt 


For the peaches: 

  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 5 Peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla – or your favorite flavoring
  • Cinnamon – to sprinkle 



  1. Preheat oven to 400º.  For the batter, put all the batter ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth, scraping down the sides, and set aside.
  2. Generously butter a 10” pie plate and set it in the oven to heat. 
  3. Melt butter in a pan, add the peaches or fruit of your choice,  ½ cup of sugar and vanilla (or your favorite flavor, maybe almond extract) and cook for about 5 minutes until they are glazed and heated through. 
  4. Remove the plate from the oven, give the blender a quick whirl and quickly pour half of the batter into the hot pie plate. 
  5. Arrange the peaches and some of their juices over the batter, spreading them out. 
  6. Now pour remaining batter over the peaches, sprinkle remaining 2 Tsp of sugar over the batter and sprinkle with cinnamon and any remaining juices.
  7. Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes or until the clafouti is golden and set in the middle.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture. 

Serve with ice cream and you have a winner. 



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