Cranberry Chocolate Clafoutis
From the blog, Foxes Love Lemons, comes this delightful recipe that I discovered in December, 2021. I already had my posts scheduled, so I printed and filed the recipe away for the 2022 season.
But then, I realized that cranberries aren’t just a Christmas fruit, although I love them during the holidays – sauces, chutneys, salsas, vodkas, cookies, compote, and more, plus they’re just so pretty! But other fruits are red, and they’re not only used in December. Maybe it’s because you don’t string strawberries for Christmas tree garlands.
So here it is a very cold January, and I had a bag of cranberries in my fridge. I love a good clafoutis, savory or sweet, cause they’re something I can actually bake! (At least I haven’t ruined one yet.)
Thank you Lori Yates, a culinary school graduate, who claims that this is “one of the best desserts I’ve ever made.” Plus she admits that she’s not the biggest dessert fan (which I can relate to!).
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Clafoutis
By Lori, Foxes Love Lemons
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
3 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup fresh cranberries, about 2 3/4 ounces
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, about 2 1/4 ounces
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Grease two 6.5” cast iron skillets with butter.
In a blender, combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt until blended. Add flour and blend 45 seconds or until smooth.
Divide batter between prepared skillets, sprinkle with cranberries and chocolate chips.
Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of skillet comes out clean.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving, if serving warm.
Serve dusted with powdered sugar.
And ice cream!
FANTASTIC on all counts!!!!!!
Thank you! A dessert I can manage…
It looks absolutely delicious! I love a good clafoutis any time of the year 😋😋
Thank you! I like them because they’re foolproof!
Exactly! You can never go wrong with a clafoutis 😉
Thanks for the delicious recipe and your photos are wonderful.
Thank you! I think red foods photograph the best!
Haha – I had to chuckle at the thought of strawberries strung on the Christmas tree. :-) I do really enjoy cranberries – I need to try this clafoutis! It looks amazing, Mimi!
I was so happy that I had that last bag of cranberries in the fridge! Wish I had more!
WOW!! This is so beautiful, I almost tried to wrestle that spoon right outta my screen! And guess what, Mimi? I happen to have a bag of cranberries in my fridge, too! And guess what else? Just before Christmas, my husband came home with two of those little cast-iron skillets. 100%, I am making this for dessert tonight. Thanks for sharing!
Oh that’s all wonderful! You will love this. What’s not to love?!
This looks so good! I don’t usually think of clafoutis except when the summer fruits come in, but cranberries are perfect here. I don’t like sweet desserts either, so I’m going to have to give this a try. I just happen, like Terrie, to have a bag in the crisper waiting for the party!
And I wish I had more bags of cranberries cause I keep seeing meat recipes using cranberries – nothing I’ve done before unless it was in the form of a chutney. This would be fun for Valentine’s Day!
Those look so good, A perfect winter dessert. :)
It really is!! Warm goodness topped with ice cream!
I can taste it now. YUM! :)
I just posted a pear Dutch Baby that really tasted like a clafoutis! Dessert for breakfast. :)
Mmmmmm. Dutch Babies are so good, and something else I can’t screw up!
This looks fantastic. I have a package of cranberries in the freezer. I am going to try this.
You will love it! The ice cream really helps, too!
This looks terrific! And I have half a package of cranberries left in the freezer. Mrs KR and I were talking about doing something with cranberries and chocolate the other day — think I’ve found the perfect recipe. :-) Thanks!
Oh… this is the perfect recipe!
That looks perfect and delicious! I made clafoutis before but not cranberry ones
The cranberries were delicious, and not too tart, even though overall this recipe wasn’t terribly sweet!
I’m a huge fan of cranberries all year long too! I’m sure to freeze a few bags of fresh ones while they are on the shelves during the holidays. This truly does look like a wonderful dessert, Mimi!
Thank you Marcelle! I wish I had more cranberries!
I love the idea of chocolate in a clafoutis. Next time I bake one I shall try that.
Really good if you plan on serving the clafoutis warm or hot! Nothing like gooey chocolate!
This is on my “must try” list! What a beautiful dish.
Thank you! It’s really really good.
Oh my goodness! This looks so enticing especially with the cranberries and the chocolate chips together. I’ve never made a clafoutis and now you’ve stirred me to try it. This dessert has such a beautiful presentation. It’s kinda sad that cranberries are not a year round thing. I’ll have to throw some in the freezer and keep them around for something like this. Thanks so much for sharing.
That’s because you’re a really good baker! Clafoutis are perfect for non-bakers like me. I could almost make this with my eyes closed….. anyway, I need to save more cranberries next year. Cause I’d make this again for Vallentine’s Day!
I love cranberries and really never utilize them after the holidays. This recipe has everything I love in a dessert, and I’m quite excited about giving it a try!
Make it for Valentine’s Day! And, there are no leftovers!!!
Never made a clafoutis but it looks simple enough :)
I think cherry clafoutis is the most common one, but seriously, they’re so easy!
Cranberries and chocolate are magic together–I am imagining eating your clafoutis and enjoying every bite.
And you will enjoy every bite if you make one!!!
yep would have to be cherries here. cranberries are rare beasts; only to be found in the freezer at the shops for a few weeks – if you’re lucky. your dish looks delicious.
Awww, that’s too bad. Well, a cherry chocolate or strawberry chocolate would be a good combination…
I love this “winter” version! Something about an eggy clafoutis that I adore, but need to branch out beyond summer fruit. Delicious!!!
Yes. A clafoutis just isn’t for cherries!
This is recipe that would have our family swooning. I see you made 2! We will be right over. Get the kettle going.
Too late!!! So good, though. I hope you get a chance to make them!
I agree. Cranberries are not just for Christmastime. I made some cranberry scones today. This clafoutis looks delightful!!
On a zoom dinner with Mark‘s brother and wife from the East Coast, we made a cranberry walnut Clafoutis and it was pretty good. I think the chocolate would’ve been a good addition!
Cranberry, chocolate and walnut sounds heavenly.
Definitely agree with you Mimi that cranberries aren’t just for Christmas! I can’t get fresh here, only frozen or dried cranberries. But I still love them in my scones or even some of my breads. This cranberry chocolate clafoutis looks amazing!
It really was good. Raspberries would work too, but there’s something so special about the little round cranberry!
What a lovely spin on an old traditional dessert. I just love the cast iron presentation, really rustic, and that melty ice cream is absolutely dreamy.
Thank you Eva. The clafoutis was incredible.
Lovely looking dessert! I love eggs and this is an excellent idea that I’ll have to try – thanks for posting! The italians make something similar with cherries (but they leave the stones in, which turned me off…)
I think the French do the same thing with the unpitted cherries. Do you eat outside and spit out the spits?!!
Whether inside or out, the pits get spit! PS – I did make this, with raspberries instead of cranberries, plus of course the chocolate chips – delicious!
Oh, I bet! Can’t wait to do that myself!
Clafoutis are indeed forgiving compared to some other baking recipies. Interesting that you are in February already 😉
Ooops, I must have bounced around my posts when scheduling! Or maybe I got too excited!!
I am also not a baker and not a big sweets fan but his looks like a winner. And, I have a bag of cranberries stashed in the freezer.
Wonderful! This would be a great Valentine’s Day dessert!
Looks like these turned out perfectly! I’ve made both a grape and a cherry clafoutis, but never cranberry and never with chocolate. I’m thinking the chocolate would be delicious with all of them. Beautiful. :-) Valentina