This month’s Recipe Redux theme centers around one of my favorite food trends: food in a jar. There’s just something special about mason jars. When food is presented in them, it looks handmade with care, and the contents seem irresistible. I’ve made pickles and salsa and salad in a jar, but I wanted to do something different this time. Intrigued by the idea of baking something in a mason jar, I decided to put together a batch of berry clafoutis.
This custardy French dessert can also be eaten as a special breakfast. I adapted Julia Child’s clafoutis recipe, using whole grain flour and maple syrup as the sweetener. I also cut the sugar in half, which still leaves the final product subtly sweet and delicious. If you don’t have the patience for baking in jars, you can make this batch all in one pan following Julia’s instructions.
Berry Clafoutis in a Jar
$1.04 per serving
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups mixed berries
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and sanitize 4 1/2-pint canning jars. Running the jars through the dishwasher is fine. Grease the jars with butter.
In a stand mixer or blender, combine the wet ingredients. Add the salt and flour, and combine thoroughly.
Divide the batter evenly among the four jars. Add 1/4 cup of berries to each jar, reserving half a cup of berries for garnish.
Fill a large casserole dish or high-sided roasting pan 3/4 full with hot water. Carefully place the jars in the hot water. The water should cover the bottom 3/4 of each jar.
Carefully put the casserole dish in the oven. (This can be precarious. You don't want the jars to tip over or all is lost.)
Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, until the clafoutis are set (no longer watery).
Remove the jars from the water bath and cool them for at least 10 minutes. Top with the remaining berries and serve warm. Alternately, you can refrigerate the cooled clafoutis and serve cold. A dollop of whipped cream or sweetened Greek yogurt is a nice finishing touch.
Berry Clafoutis Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $4.17, or $1.04 per serving. Clafoutis are a special dessert or breakfast that present beautifully in jars.