Ontario Apple Clafoutis

Welcome to a taste of France! Traditional clafoutis can be made with a variety of different fruits. In this rendition, apples are layered atop a bed of creamy batter and then baked off until puffy and golden. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve warm for breakfast or dessert.

Serves 6

Chef Tip: Cooking time: 40 Prep time: 15

Variety Tip: *This recipe is best prepared using 2-4 Gala, Crispin, Ambrosia or McIntosh apples


1 cup whole milk (250 mL)
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar (125 mL)
1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
2 tbsp butter, melted (30 mL)
1 tsp cinnamon (5 mL)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (125 mL)
Apple Topping:
2 cups sliced Ontario apples* (500 mL)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (2 mL)
1 tbsp sugar (15 mL)


Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in cinnamon and flour until smooth. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch cast iron skillet. 

Apple Topping: In a medium sized bow, toss apple slices in cinnamon and sugar. Place apple slices in a decorative circle pattern so that the apples slices are leaning on each other. Bake for 40 minutes or until puffed, golden and set in the middle. Let sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and then serve immediately.