Savoury asparagus clafoutis

    57 min

    This savoury clafoutis is studded with fresh asparagus. It's a perfect spring side dish or vegetarian main dish.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 60g flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 300ml milk
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 450g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:42min  ›  Ready in:57min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Butter the inside edges of a pie or baking dish.
    3. Stir flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, black pepper, fresh thyme and milk together in a large bowl until smooth.
    4. Whisk eggs and lemon zest into milk mixture to form a smooth mixture.
    5. Melt butter in a heavy pan over medium heat.
    6. Cook and stir asparagus and 1/4 teaspoon salt in melted butter until the asparagus turns dark green and is coated with butter, 1 to 2 minutes.
    7. Layer asparagus in the bottom of the prepared dish. Pour egg mixture evenly over the top.
    8. Bake in the preheated oven until the clafoutis has puffed up and is browned around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes.

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    This turned out great. I followed the measurements exactly, but used a 1.5 qt. casserole dish so I baked it 55-60 minutes. It was delicious. My hubby loved it and I loved how easy it was to make. I will definitely make it again. It's a keeper!  -  03 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I too followed the recipe but added some leftover ham for a one dish meal. I did leave out the thyme. It's not a family favorite. Substituted with a bit of rosemary which I added to the asparagus while sauteing. There are so many ways you can make this dish your own while adding different ingredients. I think next time I just might try it has a Broccoli pie. What a great way to put veggies in the chidren.  -  07 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was quick and easy to make and tasted great! I added sliced mushrooms and we really liked it that way. The thyme gives it great flavor but if you're not a fan of thyme, skip it or add basil instead.  -  07 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)