Plum & Almond Clafoutis

All the plums we have on our tree, led me to a wonderful recipe I made a couple of years a go – Plum and Almond Clafoutis – originally from Limousin, in France. The dish’s name comes from Occitan and means ‘to fill up’.

Ingredients ;
60g butter
500g plums (halved & stoned)
100g sugar
2 eggs separated
3 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
120ml double cream
50g chocolate chips
1 tbsp ground almond
Icing sugar to dust
1 cake tin (about 23 cm)



1) Turn the oven on to gas mark 4 / 180 C.
2) Rub butter around cake tin, and then melt rest in pan. When it bubbles, add half the sugar and the plums. Let bubble (but not boil)….

….before tipping them in to the cake tin.
3) Whisk egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until fluffy…

4) Fold in the flour, vanilla essence and almonds….

5) In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form ‘peaks’..

6) …fold them in to the almond batter mix….


7) Add the cream, and then pour this over the plums…

8) Scatter the chocolate chips over the top….

…and pop tin in to the oven for around 30 minutes.
9) The batter will puff up in the heat, and it will turn a golden brown…

10) …leave to cool for ten minutes and dust with icing sugar..

….and EAT!
SO delicious – especially with cream! 😉


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