Apple Clafouti Recipe

  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 bowl (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
215 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 bowl (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 6g
Calcium 86mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux pommes, is a homespun version of a traditional puffed French custard cake. The classic combination of apples, lemon, and cinnamon make a fantastic comfort dish.


  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sliced sweet-tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (powdered)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch by 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie round with the softened butter.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, cinnamon, and salt until it forms a smooth, thin batter. Spread 3/4 cup of the batter onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake it for 2-4 minutes. Watch the batter closely and remove it before it cooks through completely. It should just start to thicken and set when it is removed from the oven.
  4. Transfer the dish to a heatproof surface and arrange the apples in fan pattern over the hot batter. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar over the finished clafouti and serve it warm.
  6. This apple clafouti recipe makes 8 servings.