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Apple Clafoutis

Apple Clafoutis

This classic French dessert is so easy and so elegant! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 237kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 3 cups apples (like Honey Crisp) peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise ¼ inch thick.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Calvados apple brandy
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons
  • cup sugar
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting


Make the Apples

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and butter an 8 cup pie plate or baking dish. 
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  When the butter is browned and smells a little nutty add the apples.  Saute until lightly browned. 
  • Remove from the heat and add the Cavados, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Stir to combine.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

Make the Batter

  • Place the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour in a blender.  Cover and blend at high speed for about 30 seconds to one minute. 

Make the Clafoutis

  • Pour the apples and their liquid into the buttered dish. Pour the batter over the apples.  Place in the center of the oven and bake until it's puffed and browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  About an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. 
  • To serve dust with powdered sugar.  Serve warm or at room temperature with a little ice cream if desired.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.8mg