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Apple walnut clafoutis

Apple walnut clafoutis | insimoneskitchen.com

Before I started blogging I had never heard of clafoutis, let alone tasted one. But I kept seeing gorgeous examples of this incredibly versatile and yet so easy dish around the internet quite often until I decided it was time to try it for myself. The first clafoutis I made was of the traditional kind. I have read that “historically” clafoutis are made with cherries, so that is what I did for making my first clafoutis. And it was delicious but I thought at the time that it could be better. I think in all likelyhood that it was the cherries that were to blame here as they were not as sweet as I like my cherries to be.

Apple walnut clafoutis | insimoneskitchen.com

So when I read about the Monthly Mingle subject for this month being “Brunch” I figured I would make another clafoutis. What better dish to serve at a brunch then a lovely clafoutis which can be eaten warm or cold? Perfect!

Given that it is apple season I wanted to make an apple version and thought that walnuts would go well as well as cinnamon. Basically apple pie flavors but without the apple pie… 🙂 And delicious it was! I mean; the cherry clafoutis was nice, but this one was ten times better in terms of taste!! Now I truly love apple and cinnamon together. The smell alone of cinnamon makes me truly happy. It brings back childhood memories of mum baking apple pie (the only thing she ever baked apart from cake I think..lol 🙂 ) and autumn in general. We always went to an orchard that I believe was owned by the company my dad worked for and each autumn we would receive loads of apples, so naturally they had to be put into something or eaten as is. So apple pie it was…

Apple walnut clafoutis | insimoneskitchen.com

Apple walnut clafoutis

Ingredients:

  • About 3 or 4 apples
  • 2 large eggs + 1 yolk
  • 1/2 cup blond cane sugar (100 gr)
  • 1 oz cornstarch (16 gr)
  • 1 oz all purpose flour (16 gr)
  • 7/8 cup whole milk, cold (200 ml)
  • 1 vanilla, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (120 ml)
  • walnuts, chopped
  • ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven at 180 C.
  2. Peel the apples and cut into cubes or slices whatever you feel is best for the oven dish you are using
  3. Beat the eggs and yolk with the sugar.
  4. Add the vanilla seeds and mix.
  5. Dilute the cornstarch in the cold milk.
  6. Add the flour and cornstarch to the previous preparation, with the cream. Mix well until homogeneous. Add ground cinnamon to your liking.
  7. Grease small ramekins (or a larger dish) and sprinkle with sugar. Remove the excess.
  8. Divide the apple and walnuts between them and pour the cream over.
  9. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and place in the oven for 40 to 45 min, until golden. Remove. Eat lukewarm or cold.
  10. When ready to serve, you can sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

Apple walnut clafoutis | insimoneskitchen.com

 

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    November 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I never heard of clafoutis until I started blogging either. I still find it such a fun name 🙂 Great use of apples and walnut, it’s very Fall!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    November 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I never heard of clafoutis until I started blogging either. I still find it such a fun name 🙂 Great use of apples and walnut, it’s very Fall!

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    anncoo
    November 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    This is interesting. I’ll look out for this clafoutis and would to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    anncoo
    November 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    This is interesting. I’ll look out for this clafoutis and would to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    nina
    November 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I have putting off making clafoutis for too long, it is time I try it too!!!! I love the idea of nuts, apples and cinnamon for brunch is perfect..it’s like eating a warm apple Danish…just better!!!

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    nina
    November 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I have putting off making clafoutis for too long, it is time I try it too!!!! I love the idea of nuts, apples and cinnamon for brunch is perfect..it’s like eating a warm apple Danish…just better!!!

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    Irene
    November 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    ……… why have I never thought of this before??????? I love claffoutis… I love apples and walnuts… this might be the perfect thing for me! Did I tell you how much I enjoy your blog? I always look forward to it in my morning Google Reader!!!

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    Irene
    November 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    ……… why have I never thought of this before??????? I love claffoutis… I love apples and walnuts… this might be the perfect thing for me! Did I tell you how much I enjoy your blog? I always look forward to it in my morning Google Reader!!!

  • Reply
    Jan
    November 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Ooooh now this looks good – I love the idea of apples and walnuts.
    You have a fantastic blog by the way!

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    Jan
    November 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Ooooh now this looks good – I love the idea of apples and walnuts.
    You have a fantastic blog by the way!

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    Trissa
    November 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Agree 100% with you on this! I think “go with the season”. I’ve never thought of using apples for this dessert – I would have to say its a stroke of genius!

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    Trissa
    November 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Agree 100% with you on this! I think “go with the season”. I’ve never thought of using apples for this dessert – I would have to say its a stroke of genius!

  • Reply
    Rosa
    November 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Wonderful fall flavors! That clafoutis is perfect!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Rosa
    November 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Wonderful fall flavors! That clafoutis is perfect!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    lisaiscooking
    November 6, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I’ve been seeing lots of clafoutis variations lately, and this one sounds fantastic! Apple with cinnamon is the best.

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    lisaiscooking
    November 6, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I’ve been seeing lots of clafoutis variations lately, and this one sounds fantastic! Apple with cinnamon is the best.

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    lo
    November 6, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Ah — fresh walnuts. Did you crack those all yourself for this dish?
    The clafouti looks fabulous — such a great way to really make use of all the seasonal best. I’m totally with you there… it’s the only way to eat!

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    lo
    November 6, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Ah — fresh walnuts. Did you crack those all yourself for this dish?
    The clafouti looks fabulous — such a great way to really make use of all the seasonal best. I’m totally with you there… it’s the only way to eat!

  • Reply
    Esi
    November 6, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Did you crack all those walnuts yourself? This is a beautiful clafoutis. I don’t think I have ever made one either.

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    Esi
    November 6, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Did you crack all those walnuts yourself? This is a beautiful clafoutis. I don’t think I have ever made one either.

  • Reply
    Soma
    November 6, 2009 at 3:52 am

    It is after dinner time now, and your beautiful pictures and the recipe is not helping me:-( I want some of those! wrong time to look at desserts. Lovely Simone.

  • Reply
    Soma
    November 6, 2009 at 3:52 am

    It is after dinner time now, and your beautiful pictures and the recipe is not helping me:-( I want some of those! wrong time to look at desserts. Lovely Simone.

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    Coco Bean
    November 6, 2009 at 4:31 am

    OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS. That looks so good! I also love apples and cinnamon, my mom never made pie like yours but it does remind me of home.

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    Coco Bean
    November 6, 2009 at 4:31 am

    OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS. That looks so good! I also love apples and cinnamon, my mom never made pie like yours but it does remind me of home.

  • Reply
    Meeta
    November 6, 2009 at 8:08 am

    simone you know i love clafoutis!! this is such an awesome entry for the brunch theme! thanks so much. i also love those little forms! cute!

  • Reply
    Meeta
    November 6, 2009 at 8:08 am

    simone you know i love clafoutis!! this is such an awesome entry for the brunch theme! thanks so much. i also love those little forms! cute!

  • Reply
    FoodJunkie
    November 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

    i didn’t know clafoutis before I started blogging either! I love the combination of flavours, they are very automnal.

  • Reply
    FoodJunkie
    November 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

    i didn’t know clafoutis before I started blogging either! I love the combination of flavours, they are very automnal.

  • Reply
    Katie
    November 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Sounds divine! Apple pie flavour clafoutis – yum!

  • Reply
    Katie
    November 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Sounds divine! Apple pie flavour clafoutis – yum!

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    Jamie
    November 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I am SO glad I’m going to the Monthly Mingle because I so want some of this wonderful clafoutis! I must try this! Cinnamon is heavenly and apple & cinnamon divine! What a wonderful dessert!

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    Jamie
    November 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I am SO glad I’m going to the Monthly Mingle because I so want some of this wonderful clafoutis! I must try this! Cinnamon is heavenly and apple & cinnamon divine! What a wonderful dessert!

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    Ben
    November 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I have learned so much about food while blogging, too. For example, I didn’t know what clafoutis were until a couple of months ago. Yours look so delicious, especially with the addition of those fresh walnuts. Oh, and pumpkin is a fruit 😉

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    Ben
    November 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I have learned so much about food while blogging, too. For example, I didn’t know what clafoutis were until a couple of months ago. Yours look so delicious, especially with the addition of those fresh walnuts. Oh, and pumpkin is a fruit 😉

  • Reply
    Sophie
    November 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    MMMMMMMMMM,…your apple walnut clafoutis looks so scrumptious, Simone!

    A perfect fall recipe!!

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    Sophie
    November 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    MMMMMMMMMM,…your apple walnut clafoutis looks so scrumptious, Simone!

    A perfect fall recipe!!

  • Reply
    Koko
    November 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Great recipe, I love the apple-walnut combo. Looks delicious!!

  • Reply
    Koko
    November 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Great recipe, I love the apple-walnut combo. Looks delicious!!

  • Reply
    giao {kiss my spatula}
    November 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    gorgeous photos!! how can you go wrong with apples and walnuts?!? 🙂

  • Reply
    giao {kiss my spatula}
    November 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    gorgeous photos!! how can you go wrong with apples and walnuts?!? 🙂

  • Reply
    Hélène
    November 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    You make me want to make clafoutis. I’ve never had it before. Love your pictures.

  • Reply
    Hélène
    November 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    You make me want to make clafoutis. I’ve never had it before. Love your pictures.

  • Reply
    Olga
    November 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    omg, those individual blue dishes are SO pretty!!!!

  • Reply
    Jan
    November 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    How many ramekins does this recipe make?

  • Reply
    Peter
    November 24, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I love this. Yet another fall flavoured twist to this easy dessert. Your vessels are cute!

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