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Clafoutis aux Poires

Clafoutis aux poires. A simple basic dessert recipe made with fruit and custard-like creamy filling. It is delicious any time of the day and a breeze to make.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword brandy dessert, clafoutis, classic french recipe, dessert, dessert with brandy, eggs, eggs and fruits dessert, fall dessert, french clafoutis, French dessert, french dessert recipe, holiday baking, holiday dessert, marinade of brandy, pear dessert, pears, winter dessert
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 406 kcal



  • ½ cup brandy 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 6 pears 6 pears
  • 6 eggs 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup vanilla sugar 1/2 cup vanilla sugar
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

For the Gratin Dish

  • butter butter
  • granulated sugar granulated sugar


Preparing the Gratin Dish

  1. Generously spread the softened butter all over the oval gratin dish. Add a couple of teaspoons of sugar and spread around to cover the whole gratin dish.

Clafoutis Aux Poires preparations

  1. Pour the brandy into a shallow bowl large enough to hold the pears when cut.

  2. Peel and core each pear then cut them into even slices. As they are cut, place the pears into the bowl. Gently stir to coat each slice with the brandy. when all the pears are cut, stir again, cover, and let marinate for 1 hour. Turn the pears from time to time.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400º.

  4. Combine the eggs and vanilla sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until frothy. Slowly beat in the flour, cream, and salt.

  5. Drain the pears and add the marinated liquid to the batter. Mix until well blended.

  6. Arrange the pears slices in the prepared baking dish. Pour the batter over the pears. Shake the pan to settle the batter.

  7. Place the baking dish in the center of the oven. Bake until the batter is firm and the top is golden, about 25 to 30 minutes.

  8. Remove to a rack to cool. Once lukewarm, sprinkle on the powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Clafoutis aux Poires
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 574IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.