Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis
This recipe for gluten-free blueberry lemon clafoutis couldn’t be easier to make. All you need to do is toss some simple ingredients in a blender and the result is a smooth, not mushy, perfectly custard-like dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, including Eid. Clafoutis is quick to make and elegant enough to be guest worthy!
“Thank you for the recipe! You are right very easy and so enjoyed it!”Barbara
I’m a relatively new blogger (8 months on and off), so naturally I was excited to participate in a digital potluck like Eid Eats 2017, hosted by myninjanaan (now known as Chai & Churros) and chocolateandchillies. It’s a pleasure to virtually meet like-minded bloggers, something I hadn’t anticipated when I first started blogging.
I wanted to bring something that I would bring to a face-to-face potluck…something easy to make, seasonal, pretty healthy (in this case, gluten-free) but still elegant.
One of my favorite bloggers on Instagram is Beth Kirby at Local Milk. While browsing through her blog, I ran across this Gluten Free Cherry Clafoutis recipe. Seeing how easy and simple this French dessert (pronounced KLA-FOO-TEE) seemed, I was eager to give it a try. And by eager, I mean I ran into the kitchen as soon as my baby dozed off and attempted to prepare it within 15 minutes (that’s really about how long its prep takes).
“Buttermilk. I don’t have buttermilk. I’ll make my own with vinegar. I have blueberries, not cherries, and so I’ll make a blueberry clafoutis. I can just use the scrapings of a vanilla bean instead of ginger. Not sure how I feel about ginger in my desserts anyway. Blueberries have more moisture. Will they work as well as cherries?” Before these thoughts could come to a rest, I had all my ingredients blending away right before my eyes. As soon as I placed the pan in the oven, I found out – in my flurry, I had left out an egg.
Attempt 2: The next day, I had to give it another try. The first one, with its slightly off texture, was devoured by my husband and me (mostly me) in 1 day. This time, the thoughts continued… blueberries and summer..and no lemons? Let’s include lemons! This time I also included the third and essential egg. It was perfect.
Attempt 3: I wanted to try it one last time before uploading the recipe. And I wanted to try it with good-old all-purpose flour just for tradition’s sake. For that, I did some research. Did you know – to find authentic recipes of a certain culture, it helps to type the word recipe in the language of the recipe you’re looking for (for example, in French: recette)? Then you take the results and google translate it. I had some good laughs while doing this. For example when this:
Dans un saladier, mélanger les oeufs et le sucre, puis ajouter le beurre fondu, la farine et enfin le lait.
Beurrer une tourtière, y verser la préparation puis y parsemer les myrtilles.
Faire cuire 40 min à four chaud à 180°C (thermostat 6).
A la sortie du four, saupoudrer du sucre vanillé.
Servir tiède ou froid avec de la crème fouettée.
translated to this:
In a bowl, combine the eggs and the sugar, then add the melted butter, the flour and finally the milk.
Butter a turkey (suddenly, it’s Thanksgiving) pour in the mixture and then sprinkle with blueberries.
Bake for 40 minutes in a hot oven at 180 ° C (thermostat 6).
When leaving the oven, sprinkle with vanilla sugar. (why were you in the oven?)
Serve warm or cold with whipped cream. (but never room temperature)
This last gluten-filled attempt also turned out delicious, so I realized clafoutis is pretty adaptable…a wonderful dessert to bring to a potluck like Eid Eats. If you are looking for more Eid Recipes, check out my collection of 32+ Pakistani Eid Recipes.
Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did. Best Wishes and Eid Mubarak to all!
If you’re looking for South Asian gluten-free dessert recipes, try The BEST Instant Pot Kheer, Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa) or Sooji ka Halwa (Semolina Halwa).
Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 pint (2 cups) blueberries
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk*
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup blanched almond flour**
- 3 tablespoons gluten-free multi-purpose flour**
- 2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- powdered, confectioners sugar, for dusting
- butter, for greasing the pan
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9-inch pan and sprinkle with a tablespoon of the sugar. Shake it around a bit to even out.
- Pour the blueberries in a single layer into the dish. Set aside.
- In a blender, add the remaining sugar, buttermilk, eggs, almond flour, GF flour, scraped vanilla bean or extract, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Blend until completely smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour the batter over the blueberries and gently tap to remove any air bubbles.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the Clafoutis to cool just slightly, then sprinkle with powdered sugar through a sieve and serve.
14 Comments on “Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Clafoutis”
Sooo good! I’m not a dessert enthusiast, but this clafoutis is creamy, lightly sweet, and has tang from the blueberries, so it hits all the highs you want from desert. I will totally make this again.
Thanks so much, Stephanie!! I can’t get enough of it either!! 🙂
Thank you for the recipe! You are right very easy and so enjoyed it!
So glad to hear that, Barbara! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
What a gorgeous recipe!! I was literally laughing out loud at your translation commentary. 🙂
hahah Thanks so much, Kate! 🙂
I enjoyed reading this and somewhere I felt you are so me! LOL. I have never made clafoutis but now I know where to refer when I get to make one. Google translate is very funny… most of the times I end up with a foreign language blog while looking recipes for my self-imposed challenge – globe cooking and like you said – it cracks me up! LOL Glad to have come by your blog – I know we follow each other on Instagram!
Haha glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 Thanks so much! I agree…when you look at recipes of other countries you also see how different the ingredients are in each country! Yes, I’ve come across your blog and it’s wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more and keeping in touch. 🙂
I tried a clafoutis early last month, it was so bad that none of us ate it… 🙁 But your clafoutis is looking really tempting… admire how you went by making it three times to get it perfect…
Really? I wonder what was a wrong with it! Thank you! Let me know if you try it! 🙂
I absolutely love the flavour combination of blueberries and lemon! This calfoutis looks delish and love the pic! Thank you for participating in Eid Eats. Wishing you and your family Eid Mubarak!
Thanks so much for the compliments Asiya!
I love how dedicated you are to getting the recipe right! MashAllah this is a wonderful recipe for Eid, perfectly seasonal as well!
Thank you for participating in Eid Eats! And a very very happy Eid to you and your family, from me and mine <3
Thank you Henna! Eid Mubarak!!