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Brown butter hazelnut clafoutis

Brown butter hazelnut clafoutis

A dense, custardy and delightfully wobbly French-inspired dessert that showcases glorious late-summer stone fruit. The nutty brown butter really takes proceedings to another level. 

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  • Serves6
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins

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  • 20g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 80g golden caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp
  • 400g stone fruit (such as cherries, plums or apricots)
  • 60g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 270ml milk
  • 20g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Grease a 1.5-2-litre ovenproof dish or tin, then sprinkle over 1 tbsp caster sugar to cover the base and sides; shake out the excess. Halve the fruit and remove the stones (if using cherries, stone them but keep the fruit whole), then put in a bowl with 1 tbsp sugar and toss together. Set aside.

  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl, then stir through the salt and the remaining 80g sugar. Whisk in the eggs and milk until you have a smooth batter. Arrange the fruit, cut-side up (or the whole, pitted cherries), in the base of the dish or tin. Pour over the batter and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, just set and still wobbly.

  3. Just before the clafoutis is ready, put the hazelnuts and butter in a small pan set over a medium-high heat and cook for 3-5 minutes until the butter froths up, the nuts turn golden brown and there is a nutty aroma. Spoon the butter and hazelnuts over the clafoutis. Sift over the icing sugar and serve immediately with crème fraîche.

Cook’s tip

You can make the clafoutis batter up to a day ahead, then leave it to rest, covered, in the fridge until you are ready to bake.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,656kJ/ 397kcals



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