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
Powdered sugar

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!

By Published On: January 19th, 202263 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

63 Comments

  1. sallybr January 19, 2022 at 6:08 AM - Reply

    FANTASTIC on all counts!!!!!!

    • chef mimi January 25, 2022 at 8:40 AM - Reply

      Thank you! A dessert I can manage…

  2. popsiclesociety January 19, 2022 at 6:18 AM - Reply

    It looks absolutely delicious! I love a good clafoutis any time of the year 😋😋

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 6:45 AM - Reply

      Thank you! I like them because they’re foolproof!

      • popsiclesociety January 19, 2022 at 7:43 AM

        Exactly! You can never go wrong with a clafoutis 😉

  3. BERNADETTE January 19, 2022 at 6:25 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the delicious recipe and your photos are wonderful.

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 6:45 AM - Reply

      Thank you! I think red foods photograph the best!

  4. spicedblog January 19, 2022 at 6:42 AM - Reply

    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!

  5. chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    I was so happy that I had that last bag of cranberries in the fridge! Wish I had more!

  6. terrie gura January 19, 2022 at 7:18 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 7:48 AM - Reply

      Oh that’s all wonderful! You will love this. What’s not to love?!

  7. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen January 19, 2022 at 7:32 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 7:50 AM - Reply

      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!

  8. ajeanneinthekitchen January 19, 2022 at 8:11 AM - Reply

    Those look so good, A perfect winter dessert. :)

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 10:07 AM - Reply

      It really is!! Warm goodness topped with ice cream!

  9. Josette@thebrookcook January 19, 2022 at 8:17 AM - Reply

    I just posted a pear Dutch Baby that really tasted like a clafoutis! Dessert for breakfast. :)

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 10:07 AM - Reply

      Mmmmmm. Dutch Babies are so good, and something else I can’t screw up!

  10. Gerlinde January 19, 2022 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    This looks fantastic. I have a package of cranberries in the freezer. I am going to try this.

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 10:06 AM - Reply

      You will love it! The ice cream really helps, too!

  11. kitchenriffs January 19, 2022 at 10:05 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 19, 2022 at 10:06 AM - Reply

      Oh… this is the perfect recipe!

  12. Raymund January 19, 2022 at 6:46 PM - Reply

    That looks perfect and delicious! I made clafoutis before but not cranberry ones

    • chef mimi January 20, 2022 at 5:52 AM - Reply

      The cranberries were delicious, and not too tart, even though overall this recipe wasn’t terribly sweet!

  13. Marcelle January 19, 2022 at 7:59 PM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 20, 2022 at 5:51 AM - Reply

      Thank you Marcelle! I wish I had more cranberries!

  14. Tandy I Lavender and Lime January 19, 2022 at 9:54 PM - Reply

    I love the idea of chocolate in a clafoutis. Next time I bake one I shall try that.

    • chef mimi January 20, 2022 at 5:51 AM - Reply

      Really good if you plan on serving the clafoutis warm or hot! Nothing like gooey chocolate!

  15. cedaroakfarms January 20, 2022 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    This is on my “must try” list! What a beautiful dish.

    • chef mimi January 20, 2022 at 2:44 PM - Reply

      Thank you! It’s really really good.

  16. Linger January 20, 2022 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 7:52 AM - Reply

      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!

  17. Debra January 20, 2022 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 7:52 AM - Reply

      Make it for Valentine’s Day! And, there are no leftovers!!!

      • Debra January 21, 2022 at 5:44 PM

        Excellent idea!

  18. cookingwithauntjuju.com January 21, 2022 at 4:06 PM - Reply

    Never made a clafoutis but it looks simple enough :)

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 6:34 PM - Reply

      I think cherry clafoutis is the most common one, but seriously, they’re so easy!

  19. Jean January 21, 2022 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Cranberries and chocolate are magic together–I am imagining eating your clafoutis and enjoying every bite.

    • chef mimi January 21, 2022 at 6:35 PM - Reply

      And you will enjoy every bite if you make one!!!

  20. Sherry M January 22, 2022 at 12:51 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 22, 2022 at 9:17 AM - Reply

      Awww, that’s too bad. Well, a cherry chocolate or strawberry chocolate would be a good combination…

  21. thatskinnychickcanbake January 22, 2022 at 6:40 AM - Reply

    I love this “winter” version! Something about an eggy clafoutis that I adore, but need to branch out beyond summer fruit. Delicious!!!

    • chef mimi January 22, 2022 at 9:17 AM - Reply

      Yes. A clafoutis just isn’t for cherries!

  22. Healthy World Cuisine January 22, 2022 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    This is recipe that would have our family swooning. I see you made 2! We will be right over. Get the kettle going.

    • chef mimi January 22, 2022 at 9:17 AM - Reply

      Too late!!! So good, though. I hope you get a chance to make them!

  23. ingoodflavor January 22, 2022 at 7:38 PM - Reply

    I agree. Cranberries are not just for Christmastime. I made some cranberry scones today. This clafoutis looks delightful!!

    • chef mimi January 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM - Reply

      Oh yum!

  24. David Scott Allen January 23, 2022 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM - Reply

      Cranberry, chocolate and walnut sounds heavenly.

  25. neil@neilshealthymeals.com January 24, 2022 at 6:50 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi January 24, 2022 at 4:44 PM - Reply

      It really was good. Raspberries would work too, but there’s something so special about the little round cranberry!

  26. Eva Taylor January 24, 2022 at 7:23 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 24, 2022 at 4:43 PM - Reply

      Thank you Eva. The clafoutis was incredible.

  27. Vinny Grette January 24, 2022 at 8:40 AM - Reply

    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…)

    • chef mimi January 24, 2022 at 4:43 PM - Reply

      I think the French do the same thing with the unpitted cherries. Do you eat outside and spit out the spits?!!

      • Vinny Grette January 31, 2022 at 2:08 PM

        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!

      • Chef Mimi January 31, 2022 at 5:53 PM

        Oh, I bet! Can’t wait to do that myself!

  28. StefanGourmet January 24, 2022 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    Clafoutis are indeed forgiving compared to some other baking recipies. Interesting that you are in February already 😉

    • chef mimi January 24, 2022 at 4:42 PM - Reply

      Ooops, I must have bounced around my posts when scheduling! Or maybe I got too excited!!

  29. Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons January 24, 2022 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 24, 2022 at 4:40 PM - Reply

      Wonderful! This would be a great Valentine’s Day dessert!

  30. Valentina January 28, 2022 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    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

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