Apple Clafouti for The Novel Bakers Apple Week

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Apple Clafouti - the perfect fall dessert!!  So easy!

I love clafoutis.  They are like pies only without the hassle of a pie crust.  I made a pie crust once.  It was not my idea of a good time.  My idea of a good time is whisking a few ingredients together, pouring it over some fruit and having something magical happen.

Sidewalk Shoes Apple Clafouti


Sidewalk Shoes Apple Clafouti

See that?  It’s magic.  You get a crust, a wonderful custardy filling, and then your fruit.  Three magical layers, with hardly any work at all.  So, when looking for something easy and apple-ish to bake, I found Food 52 Apple Clafouti/Apple Flan and new that it was going on my list.

Now, that I am far enough down in my post, that Mr. Sidewalk Shoes will not be reading it, I have a confession.  Yes, he reads my posts, but I don’t think he really reads them, just looks at the pictures.  So, here goes.  We were sitting at the dinner table, and I informed him that I was participating again with Michael Lee West and The Novel Bakers for apple week.  He replied that was clever, were they all authors.  I smiled, and replied that I had no idea, while in my head, I was thinking, “OMG.  The Novel Bakers.  Novel.  Michael Lee West is an author.  The Novel Bakers!”  I don’t profess to be any sort of genius, but sometimes my sheer lack of geniusness astounds me.

Sidewalk Shoes Apple Clafouti

So, while I might not be sharpest tool in the shed, the brightest star in the sky, I do know a good easy apple recipe when I find one!  Follow the link above to Food 52, then make this.  You’re welcome.



Foodie Friday

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.



The Novel Bakers Lavender Week

“The Novel Bakers” return with Apple Week October 14th through October 20th

This week-long event is hosted by:

a quiet life

Home is Where the Boat Is

Once Upon a Plate

Rattlebridge Farm


special guest – ME!

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  1. says

    Hmmm…so now this will be a test to see how far hubby reads down your post. LOL! OK, that apple treat looks fabulous. I’m going to go look at the recipe!
    xo Catherine

  2. says

    Yes I do want to try this, due to the layering. I have tried a calfouti before and it was a pasty mess, but this one does look good! I do love pie and make a decent crust but some days the whisk and go process is the best way to go.

  3. says

    I like your calfouti recipe. Easier and quicker appeals to me. Thanks for teaching me what a calfouti is. Yes, I have heard the name but I would have been hard pressed to say what it was. Now, I will remember. I do hope I make myself do some cooking with all the great apple recipes. I want to but can’t seem to get it all together.
    Love your chippy table where you photographed your pie.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. says

    looks like you slaved to get those 3 layers, but i am cracking up that you grasp the novel part in part now, so is your husband a teacher too 😉 thanks for playing, is this the first time the oven has seen baked goods 2 times in a week?! heaven knows that bar of yours has been in steady olympic training daily!

  5. says

    It looks delicious Pam!

    I didn’t know you didn’t make the Novel Bakers connection ~ that is so endearing. I happen to know you’re an incredibly bright person, so I feel better ~ it happens to the best of us. ((hugs))

  6. says

    Another great looking dessert. My dearly beloved would like it, as would some of my sons – but not my youngest fuss-budget. Have a nice weekend, Pam.

  7. says

    Pam, I’m chuckling at your NB confession :) Your clafoutis looks delicious! I’m with Jain~ it looks like you slaved away at it. Custard scares me more than pie crust :)

  8. says

    Pam, any baked recipe that does not require sifting flour or throwing flour around on my counter is definitely for me! This sounds delicious AND easy and I think my family would love it. Thanks for all the inspiration this week! I really got lost on that moonshine link. So interesting!! Have a wonderful day. Linda

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