Definition of clafoutis in English:


Syllabification: cla·fou·tis
Pronunciation: /klaˈfo͞otē

noun (plural same)

  • A tart made of fruit, typically cherries, baked in a sweet batter.
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    • Traditional clafoutis are made with cherries, preferably unpitted, but I've been known to use apricots, myself, especially when they're at their rosy peak.
    • These were light, shuddery golden bites which had a yielding texture somewhere between a French clafoutis and a Yorkshire pudding.
    • The deep silence that greeted us every morning all but mandated the house-livening presence of breakfast baking - pancakes, popovers, cranberry clafoutis, blueberry coffee cake.


French, from dialect clafir 'to stuff'.

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