Pear clafouti

Pear clafouti



  • 3 firm pears, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter a pie dish and set aside.

Prepare the pears and then arrange the slices in the buttered pie dish so that they fan out to create a circle. Fill in the centre with the smaller pieces of pear.

In a food processer, or with a stick blender, combine all the remaining ingredients until a thin batter has been created.

Gently pour the batter over the pear slices.

Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove and leave for five minutes before serving with a dollop of cream and a little icing sugar over the top.


  • The traditional clafouti recipe uses cherries instead of pears but with cherries out of season at the moment, I went for an alternative fruit. I guess you could use any fruit that wouldn’t completely collapse with cooking.
  • This dessert is fantastically simple to make and looks really impressive.
  • Serve this hot for maximum impact – I think it loses a little something (a little of its vanilla egginess perhaps?) when it cools.
  • This Pear clafouti recipe was created by Ella Walsh for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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