Pies & Tarts Easy Plum Clafoutis 4.71 from 27 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe Make the fresh fruit the star by putting it front-and-center in my Plum Clafoutis recipe! Traditionally made with cherries, I've swapped them for plums. By Gemma Stafford | August 13, 2019 | 13 Last updated on November 12, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! I was inspired to make this recipe more out of necessity than anything else. Meaning my neighbor’s kids bought me over a big bowl of ripe plums from their garden and I needed to use them ASAP. I wanted to make a dessert that would really let the fresh fruit shine through but also worked great for a summers evening and I think a plum clafoutis does both. What is Clafoutis? Clafoutis, sometimes spelled clafouti (Cla-fu-tea), is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick eggy batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served warm, sometimes with ice-cream and cream. How do You Serve Clafoutis? Serve my Plum Clafoutis recipe fresh from the oven dusted with powdered sugar and vanilla ice-cream on top. Sounds plain I know but hear me out… if you have a prominent flavor in your dessert and want that to be the focus then I like to serve my dessert with some simple vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream. Then the fruit can be the shining star. Just a note about clafoutis: once it sits out at room temperature for a while it will naturally deflate. That’s why I give it a few minutes to cool down and then serve it up. Can I Use Something Other Than Plums? Absolutely! Cherries are a classic in a Clafoutis but you can really use any of your favorite seasonal fruit like peaches, blueberries, raspberries, or even pears. A fruit that is a little more delicate and light will really compliment this dessert. How Do You Know When Clafoutis is Done? You will follow similar guides here as a souffle almost. It will puff up and also you do want to get a little color around the edges and on top. One thing I don’t want you to do is to worry it isn’t baked correctly. If it has risen and is golden brown after the hour then you are good to go. How do I Store a Clafoutis? This dessert is best eaten straight from the oven but if you have any leftovers store then covered in the fridge for 24 hours. How Long Does a Clafoutis Last? I recommend keeping it for 24 hours at the most. After this time the fruit can start to bleed into the batter making it soggy. Basically, get stuck in! Get more fruit dessert recipes! Strawberry Shortcake Mini Blueberry Pies Cherry & Pistachio Ice Cream Terrine Don’t forget to follow Bigger Bolder Baking on Pinterest! Try These Recipes! How To Make Quiche (With Homemade Buttermilk Pie Crust!)Budget Baking: $7 Homemade Pumpkin Pie Vs. Store BoughtCranberry Orange Crumb TartChocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie Plum Clafoutis 4.71 from 27 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Make the fresh fruit the star by putting it front-and-center in my Plum Clafoutis recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 10 Dessert Fruit Frying Pan Oven Prep Time 25 minsCook Time 1 hr 5 minsTotal Time 1 hr 30 mins Make the fresh fruit the star by putting it front-and-center in my Plum Clafoutis recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 10 Ingredients 1 tablespoon (1/2oz/14g) butter8-10 medium plums2/3 cups (5oz/142g) sugar4 eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup (2 ½oz/71g) all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups (12floz/340ml) whole milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract powdered sugar, for garnish Instructions Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C) then butter a cast 9 inch cast iron skillet, set aside. Cut the plums in half, working around the pit to remove it. Toss the plums with 1/3 cup of the sugar.Once the plums have been coated in sugar, arrange them evenly in the skillet cut side up.In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, flour, and salt. Lastly, add in the milk and vanilla and whisk until a batter is formed. Pour the batter over the plums into the cast iron pan.Bake the clafoutis for about an hour or until it has risen, the center is set and the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for just 10 minutes. Dust with powders sugar and serve. Note: Clafoutis will deflate over time so best to serve it fresh from the oven. Cover and store leftover clafoutis in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.