I’m coming at you with a rare baking blog post! It features my childhood favorite dessert, a plum vanilla clafoutis. Or as my family calls it: Auflauf! And while it’s considered a dessert, I also recommend eating it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ?.
The OG version that I grew up with, is using canned plums. Now, you can definitely use fresh fruit but the juice of canned fruit offers an incredible taste to the mixture that can’t be replicated with fresh fruit. If you don’t like plums, I’ve also seen it done with peaches or cherries.
The measurements for this recipe are for a smaller casserole dish (about 1 liter, 1 3/4 pint), so if you want to make it in a full-size casserole, I would double the ingredients.
Plum Vanilla Clafoutis
(1-2) can of plums, depends on how much fruit you like (I buy these ones at my grocery store)
(4) tbsp caster or granulated sugar
(3) large eggs
50g/2 oz plain flour
200 ml heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
icing sugar, for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Drain the juice from the canned plums. Take the stones out and scatter over the base of a buttered, shallow ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the plums with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
3. Whisk the eggs with an electric beater or hand whisk until they are soft and foamy – about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour and remaining 3 tbsp sugar, then add the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
4. Pour the batter over the plums and bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown.
Stick a fork in so it’s not liquidy in the middle anymore. Leave cool to room temperature (about 20 minutes so you can let it set and firm up), then dust with icing sugar and serve just warm.
Please please PLEASE let me know if you try it! Eating this plum vanilla clafoutis is one of my favorite childhood memories and every time I get together with my siblings, we talk about how incredible it is.
Also, let me know if you’d like to see a few more recipes on my blog. I’m never going to get into food blogging but I do have some staple dinner & dessert recipes I love to make. I’ve only got one other kitchen related blog post and I think it needs a friend?