‘Clafoutis’ is a simple French dessert and it is like thick custard. Traditionally Clafoutis is made with Cherries, but I use a variety of Fruit. Peaches and Nectarines are good. Raspberries are also great. Just fill a pie dish with Fruit, cover with the batter, and bake it in the oven. It is absolutely easy to make. I think this Pear version is my favourite. If you have Ripe Pears, why don’t you try it?


6 to 8 Servings *I used 22.5cm Pie Dish


2 Ripe Pears
1/4 cup Caster Sugar
1 pinch Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Thickened Cream
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Plain Flour
30g Butter *melted
Extra Butter & Caster Sugar to coat the pie dish
Powdered Sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 170℃. Butter a pie dish and add a small amount of Caster Sugar to coat, shaking out any excess Sugar. *I used 22.5cm Pie Dish.
  2. Peel Pears, remove the core, cut each Pear into 8 pieces. Arrange them in the prepared pie dish.
  3. Place Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Cream, Vanilla Extract in a bowl, mix with a whisk, sift in Flour and mix well until smooth. Add melted Butter and combine well.
  4. Pour the mixture over the Pear pieces, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

  5. Dust with Powdered Sugar before serve and enjoy warm or cold. I like it cold.