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5 from 2 votes

Pear clafoutis

This fall-flavored take on this classic easy French dessert is comforting and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • cup whole milk 120ml
  • cup all purpose flour 45g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pears small-medium, just ripe
  • ½ tablespoon butter (7g) approx, to grease skillet


  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Lightly grease an 8in cast iron skillet or similar sized baking dish with some butter.
  • Put the eggs and sugar in a bowl or mixer and whisk well until well broken up and combined. Add the milk, flour, vanilla, lemon zest and salt and mix/whisk until smooth.
  • Peel the pears, cut in half and remove the core. Cut into slices and arrange in the bottom of the skillet - you can fan them out slightly as I did or arrange any other way you choose.
  • Carefully pour the batter into the skillet/baking dish over the pears.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 35 minutes until lightly browned around the edges and set. Allow to cool a couple minutes before serving. It will probably be puffed up when you take it out the oven and collapse slightly after a minute. Sprinkle with a little confectioners sugar to serve, if desired.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg