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Berry Clafoutis in a Jar

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Baked berry clafoutis in a jar are a beautiful, healthy dessert or breakfast that your family will love. Such a pretty presentation!

Berry clafoutis in a jar

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 in these berry clafoutis, which still leaves the final product subtly sweet and delicious.

water bath

The jars are cooked in a water bath, which gives the berry clafoutis a custardy texture. Be careful transferring the water bath to and from the oven.

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

Berry clafoutis in a jar are an easy, fancy-looking dessert.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Cost: $1.04 per serving

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.

11 Comments

  1. Love your description of why jars are so delightful to serve in! So true! I haven’t ever made this for my kids…but had it in France. Must make now!

  2. these look delicious… i’ve never made clafouti, but had a gluten-free request recently for it! yours looks like a perfect place to start!

  3. Wow, this look delicious! What a fun thing to serve at a dinner party. It’s going on my list…

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