Blackberry Clafoutis ~ ElephantEats.com

While down at Nate’s mom’s for Memorial Day, I managed to find the energy to make us a dessert in addition to that yummy pasta salad. Nate has been sending me a lot of NYTimes recipes and this one for a berry clafoutis sounded pretty tasty.  

It ended up being really easy and delicious. It was low on the sweetness scale, making the leftovers perfect for breakfast. I’d definitely make it again and maybe try switching up the type of fruit inside. I also think it could have been tasty with some vanilla ice cream on top…but then what isn’t? ;)

Blackberry Clafoutis ~ ElephantEats.com

I’ve been doing some cooking in our new kitchen. Our house is now preeeeetty much done (pics to come when we finish unpacking boxes). The kitchen island has been installed, finally, which gives me another cooking surface (and another area to make a mess on). LC has decided that this is her newest lookout point. I think she’s the kitchen supervisor. 

Blackberry Clafoutis ~ ElephantEats.com

For a Pregnancy Update:

I’m now 26 1/2 weeks. Baby boy is kicking a ton! It’s the weirdest feeling when you feel him actually kick your hand while it’s on your stomach. Sometime I feel his foot (or maybe his fist) swirl around. It’s so surreal and it makes me smile every time :)

26 weeks ~ ElephantEats.com

I had Nate put his hand on my belly to feel the kicking a few times. Now when I ask him to feel it, he says that if he’s felt it a few times, he’s felt it enough. Can you believe him?! I guess it’s different when you’re not the one with a living thing inside your abdomen. 

26 week collage ~ ElephantEats.com

I haven’t been great about keeping up with the weekly photos, mainly because they’d been sanding and then painting the outside of the house and had all our windows covered with a plastic film. Not great for photo lighting, as you might imagine. But painting is almost done and I’ve decided the new belly photo location is the nursery! So you get to see a green background now since the walls in there are a light sage green. 

When I find time in the next month or so, I’m going to be painting some birch trees on the wall, as I want a Woodland nursery theme. 

And just for fun, here’s a couple pics Nate took over the last couple weeks.

Memorial Day Belly ~ ElephantEats.com

 Walk in the Park 26 wks ~ ElephantEats.com 

Blackberry Clafoutis
Serves 8
A not-too-sweet treat, perfect for dessert or brunch!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups blackberries, rinsed and drained on paper towels
  2. 2 tablespoons kirsch, eau de vie de myrtille, or crème de cassis (optional)
  3. 7 Tbsp sugar
  4. 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  5. 1/3 cup almond flour
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. 2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt (not greek style)
Instructions
  1. Toss berries in a medium bowl with the kirsch, eau de vie or crème de cassis and 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and let sit for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together all-purpose flour and almond flour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9- or 10-inch ceramic tart pan or clafoutis dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with remaining sugar, vanilla, and salt. Place a strainer over the bowl and drain berries, allowing the liquid from the berries to run into the egg and sugar mixture. Whisk to combine. Arrange drained berries in the buttered baking dish.
  4. Beat the flours into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Add yogurt and combine well. Pour over fruit, scraping out all of the batter with a rubber spatula.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the top is browned and the clafoutis is firm and puffed. Press gently on the top in the middle to see if it’s firm. If it isn’t, return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from NY Times
Adapted from NY Times
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68 Comments

  1. You are so adorable, Amy…. so beautiful in pregnancy.. :-) I loved every minute of being pregnant… Mind you, the last one was 19 years ago …but I loved it. I’m happy for you <3

    Your clafoutis looks spectacular!! I'd like to say just hand me that plate and a fork, and call me a happy girl! I'm printing this recipe, I have to make it very VERY soon!!

    Loved this post. Thank you for sharing! :-)

    • Aw, thank you, Prudy :) Now that I’m past the first trimester (and almost in the third!), I am kind of enjoying this :)
      This recipe definitely was easy and came out great so I do hope you make it!

  2. You look beautiful! It makes me want to be pregnant all over again. And this clafoutis is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Beautiful!!! Well, if you need someone to take Nate’s place in baby kicking feeling, I volunteer!! What a gorgeous clafouti this is. So berrylicious!

  4. This sounds great with a big scoop of ice cream on top! And you look great, hope all is well Amy!

  5. You look fantastic! I can’t wait until I can feel the baby move. I know they’re in there, dancing up a storm, but I can’t feel it yet. :(
    I don’t even know what a clafoutis is, but that looks SO yummy! I definitely want to try it!

    • It’s really fun and definitely makes the pregnancy feel more real…shouldn’t be too much longer for you now! Clafoutis is kind of like a custard. It’s so yummy, you def need to try. Thanks, Alyssa!! :)

  6. You look so lucky.. how are you feeling? I hope you’ve been ok with this heat the last few days!

    Also this treat looks delicious.. loving those berries!

    • I’m feeling good these days…thanks, Pamela! The heat has been ok but I’m dreading it as I get bigger and it gets even hotter. Hopefully my boss will let me work from home when it’s the middle of summer and 8 months preggo.

  7. I just stumbled upon your blog, 1st: Awesome looking clafoutis. I don’t even know what a clafoutis is but whatever it is I want to eat it! 2nd: your cute pregnancy pics make me miss being pregnant which is saying a lot since I have 3 kids under 5. But the feeling of your baby move is something that is so special! I’ll always miss that feeling. And no the hubby never “gets it” :-)

    • Aw, so glad you found your way to my blog, Katie! Thanks for stopping by :) Wow, 3 kids under 5…that must be exhausting. Glad to hear my hubby isn’t the only one to be so nonchalant about it, hehe. I’m going to check out your blog now!!
      P.S. a Clafoutis is kind of like a custard but maybe a little sturdier.

  8. You look great, Amy! I love those weekly pictures. What great documents for later. And your clafoutis here looks legit! I tried making one once and suspect I didn’t get it right. This looks perfectly set yet moist. Very nice!

    • Thanks, Monica! The pics are kind of a pain to take and edit…but I know I”ll be happy I did it. I’m hoping that I can really do them every week now that I’m growing rapidly ;) I bet your clafoutis recipe was at fault and not you. Give it another go!

  9. Aaw you look gorgeous Amy, love seeing these weekly photos :) So glad your house is almost done and can’t wait to see pics. This clafoutis sounds awesome – love the pretty color from the blackberries. Looks amazing, you glow girl :)

  10. Beautiful clafoutis Amy (and such a great idea ;-) ) — at first I thought it was blueberry!! Blackberry is a great variation. Agreed, the low sweetness makes it ideal for any time of day. So easy too, right? I’ll be making this one a lot this summer I think :). Always enjoy seeing your growing tummy and that shot of you outside on the chair is beautiful… hope you are settling in well to your new home and not feeling too overwhelmed. Love the idea of birch trees in baby’s sage room ♡

    • Why thank you, Kelly! It said you could use blueberries too, which I think would be equally tasty. Feeling a bit overwhelmed but slowly getting everything put away…I have the shortest attention span known to man. Well actually it’s more than I procrastinate when I don’t know what to do with something ;)

  11. It looks beautiful and so delicious!

    I loved feeling my babies kick… it’s definitely surreal and so very wonderful!

  12. You’re looking really well. What a lovely dessert – love blackberries! I’m pleased to hear your home is almost finished. I’d love to see the baby’s room when it’s finished xx

    • Thanks, Charlie. Can’t wait to share the baby’s room!…might have to be after baby comes, though, as I’m superstitious about filling it with baby things beforehand.

  13. Oh boy, I love this time of year, full of sweet berries.
    I need to make a blueberry pie this weekend with extra crust!

  14. Love seeing the pictures of your growing belly! The Blackberry Clafoutis (I had to check to see how to spell that!) looks amazing!

  15. I’ve never heard of Clafoutis, but it does look gorgeous and delish! :)
    So good to see the process of pregnancy. :)

  16. GAH I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY!!! AND THE HOUSE!

    As for the clafoutis, I’ve never had clafoutis in my life but it looks delicious! And so perfect for a summer holiday!

    • heheh, I can’t wait to see him either :) I promise to share both of these things with you…hopefully the house sooner than later. Make clafoutis!!!

  17. Look at that belly!!! Congrats, mama! And this clafoutis looks amazing :)

  18. This is my first visit to your very lovely site. First let me congratulate you on your pregnancy and send my best wishes for smooth sailing all the way. What an exciting time, and how wonderful that you have such fab photo-documentation!

    You clafoutis is lovely. They are so wonderful, and with all the nice fruit in the markets now, it’s the right time of year for them.

    Best to you and your family, and enjoy your new kitchen!

  19. amy, you look goooooood for 26 weeks pregnant! DANG! I was like a miniature whale by that point. you’re doing great. i can’t believe you’re finding the time to post with all that going on.
    NYtimes recipes are so good, right? and this clafoutis is obviously no exception.

    • aw, thanks Shannon. I have no idea what 26 wks is supposed to look like…but it seems all the weight I’ve gained is just going to my belly. Let’s hope it stays that way since I’ve indulged in dessert almost every night this week ;) NYTimes recipes are definitely great and always reproducible…my only complaint is that sometimes they’re a bit complex. I just made another good one this week but didn’t have the energy to take pics :(

  20. Gorgeous clafoutis, and I agree a scoop of vanilla would be the perfect combination!

  21. Aw, kicking is the best! Before I got pregnant I thought it would be super weird to feel an alien from inside my body, but it actually ended up being the part of pregnancy I liked most, and it’s just about the only thing I miss. :) Can’t wait to see updated kitchen pics!

  22. You are so cute! The kicks were one of my favorite parts of pregnancy. I’m so glad baby boy is moving a bunch! This clafoutis looks so good. I’ve tried a couple clafoutis and really like them. This one looks delicious.

  23. I do love a clafoutis…this one looks so good and will be delicious with a bit of vanilla ice cream. Oh the baby is kicking!!! Isn’t that the most amazing and exciting thing!!

    • Thanks, Trishie! I’m a little delayed in responding but now that I’m at 30 wks the baby is going crazy in there…and yes I love it :)

  24. Wow!! Doesn’t this look delicious!! So perfect for Summer!! And congrats on week 26!! That is sooooo exciting! :)

  25. You look amazing! I’ve always been afraid of the prospect of being pregnant, but reading about your experience, I’m almost excited for if and when my time comes!

    • Thanks, Cathleen! You know I was always kind of scared too…mostly about becoming a whale. It honestly hasn’t been so bad tho (after the 1st trimester) and I’ve just been eating normally and have been gaining the healthy amount of weight. It’s def exciting to be getting bigger and feeling the baby more. I promise you’ll enjoy it!! :)

  26. Just look at your cute little belly!!! Your clafoutis looks to die for!! I’d love to try this blackberry version…I’ve made peach and cherry so far :)

    • Thanks, Liz :) Oooh, I think cherry is so delicious, but blackberry was a nice change! It’s great that the recipe (or clafoutis in general) is really so versatile.

  27. Look at your sweet tummy—very heart warming. I have eaten this dessert before or a variation of it with cherries. You are right, its not too sweet. So it’s great after a heavier meal or on a hot day.

  28. Beautiful! Sounds super delicious, too. Congrats on 26 weeks!!!

  29. Lovely recipe, not long now!

    • Hehe, I know…these weeks are flying by! It’s def time for an update if I can get my butt in gear. Thanks, Caroline!

  30. I love that this recipe has creme de cassis! Sounds delicious!
    Also, your bump looks so sweet =)

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  31. Oh that bump is too cute! Also, the clafoutis looks wonderful. I love the classic one but hate pitting the cherries, next time I will just use blackberries too- just as sweet and looks completely gorgeous!

  32. Thinking of you today. Hope all is well and you have a big smile on your face.

    • Aw, you’re so sweet, Maureen! Thank you. I’ve been meaning to post but just haven’t found the time. I really need to do it this week!!!

  33. what an awesome recipe and your photography is really beautiful.. love a good clafoutis and this is definitely a recipe i see myself making… thanks for sharing! p.s. love the bump pictures!

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