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Video: How to Make James Beard's Blueberry Clafoutis

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

July 29, 2015


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


Clafouti, a classic French dessert from the Limousin region, is traditionally made with sour cherries, but this version becomes all-American with the addition of blueberries. A perennial favorite of James Beard himself, the thick batter bakes into a dreamy, custard-like cake with lightly crisped edges and bright notes of orange zest. This simple, deeply satisfying treat is welcomed year round—we subbed blueberries for cherries, but you can also use plums, nectarines, pears, apples, or any other fruit you have on hand. In the step-by-step video below, director of house programming Izabela Wojcik demonstrates how to whip up this delightful dessert in your own kitchen.

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.