This jam-packed breakfast treat takes its cues from the French clafoutis—a custard-like dish that rises up around juicy fruit. It’s sweet enough to satisfy a morning craving for something sugary, but not so over-the-top that it will send you crashing mid-morning. And easy enough to make on a lazy Sunday morning, but pretty on the eyes to wow some family or guests. The custard comes together quickly in a blender, which not only cuts down on dishes, it aerates the batter so it rises properly in the oven. The best part? The custard works well with a variety of fruits. Frozen berries and cherries are called for here, but peaches or pears would be delicious, as would mango and pineapple for a tropical twist.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat a 2-quart baking dish with butter and dust with 1 tablespoon sugar.

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  • Process eggs, milk, melted butter, and remaining 4 tablespoons sugar in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Add flour and salt and pulse until well combined, about 15 pulses.

  • Spoon batter into prepared baking dish. Arrange berries and cherries over batter. Bake until custard is puffed and just set in center, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Chef's Notes

You can mix and match 3 cups of any frozen fruit in this simple dish. Try mango and pineapple for a tropical twist.