Skip to Content

Pear & Cranberry Clafoutis

Pear & Cranberry Clafoutis is easy to make and even easier to eat! Fresh fruit is baked is a light, custardy filling that is super easy and super fast to mix.

Ok, I thought I’d squeeze in one more quick recipe to help you plan your holiday menu. This recipe is a great one for those who love homemade dessert, but don’t want a fussy or complicated recipe.

A classic clafoutis is made with cherries. Cherries are a summer fruit and you could imagine the classic recipe would be perfect for an easy, summer dessert.

I recently got a whole bunch of “winter pears” from a friend. He was visiting family in the country and came across an old pear tree which had produced a windfall of fruit. Lucky me, I get to share the bounty! Thanks, Tim!

I absolutely love baking with pears because they’re very juicy, yet they hold up pretty well in the oven, especially if you choose pears that are ripe, but still firm.

I tossed in an handful of cranberries for a little seasonal color and a nice tangy bite. The hint of brandy in the custard accentuates the fruit flavors perfectly, and you know I can never resist a little booze in my dessert.

I love to eat clafoutis still warm from the oven with nothing more than a sprinkle of powdered sugar. To fancy it up a bit  you can top it with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop or vanilla ice cream.

That’s it! Quick recipe, quick post.

pear & cranberry clafoutis pear & cranberry clafoutis

pear & cranberry clafoutis

pear cranberry clafoutis

pear cranberry clafoutis

Pear & Cranberry Clafoutis

Yield: 8 servines
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Pear & Cranberry Clafoutis is easy to make and even easier to eat! Fresh fruit is baked is a light, custardy filling that is super easy and super fast to mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 oz, 236 ml) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz, 120 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz, 60g) white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz, 60g) light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp brandy (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup (2 oz, 60g) all purpose flour
  • 3 medium (16 oz, 450g) pears, peeled, cored & cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 cup (3.5 oz, 105g) cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the pears and cranberries in a food processor or blender. Process for about 30 seconds to mix the ingredients. Let the batter rest while you prep the pan and the fruit.
  3. Butter a 10" round glass or ceramic baking dish. Coat the buttered dish with granulated sugar. Distribute the pears and cranberries evenly in the pan. Slowly pour the batter to cover the fruit
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes until the custard is set and the top is golden brown. Let the custard settle for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

I like to serve the clafoutis warm from the oven. You can make it ahead and reheat before serving or serve at room temperature.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

You might also like:
pear galette with ginger

Pear Ginger Galette

cranberry Linzer tart

Cranberry Linzer Tart

white-chocolate-cranberry-cheesecake-9a

White Choc Cheesecake

Apple Frangipane Tart

Apple Frangipane Tart

Pear & Pecan Streusel Focaccia

Pear & Pecan Streusel Focaccia

bourbon butterscotch cheesecake

Bourbon Butterscotch Cheesecake

Pear & Cranberry Clafoutis is easy to make and even easier to eat! Fresh fruit is baked is a light, custardy filling that is super easy and super fast to mix. #easy #thanksgiving #christmas #fall #autumn #best

Skip to Recipe