French Dessert Recipe: Mini Strawberry Claufoutis

Yields 6 individual portions


  • 1 pint strawberries, cleaned, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out and reserved, or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar, garnish
  • slivered almonds, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine milk, heavy cream, vanilla pod and seeds in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, then remove from heat, remove vanilla pod and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  4. Beat in eggs and stir for 30-60 seconds.
  5. Continue to stir and slowly pour in cooled milk mixture.
  6. Place strawberries in ramekins and pour batter over the tops of berries.
  7. Transfer ramekins to a cookie sheet. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until clafoutis is just set.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and slivered almonds and serve chilled or at room temperature.



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