Servings: 8 Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins Total: 55 mins
Sticking to a low carb diet – or any diet for that matter – can be challenging for most, especially when it comes to resisting those cravings for something sweet. Thankfully, I’ve got many sweets and desserts recipe. As a huge fan of Atkins … Atkins ALSO has a large collection of diet dessert recipes you can enjoy guilt free! Today, I’d love to share with you a diet-friendly recipe based on a classic French dessert, Blackberry Clafoutis.
Clafoutis – pronounced kla-foo-tee, sometimes anglicized as “clafouti,” and more correctly (but esoterically) known as a “flaugnarde” – is a French dessert composed of blackberries arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick batter.
Traditionally, this comforting dish was baked with cherries, including the pits! The cherry pits contain a glycoside called amygdalin, the active chemical in almond extract, lending to the unique and specific taste. In order to go for lower carbs, we opted for black berries. Plus, who really wants pits in their dessert. They’re the pits!
Finally, the recipe uses a cup-for-cup sugar substitute and stevia (a fantastic synergistic combination), so you can enjoy this dessert while still keeping your carbs low.
Enjoy your clafoutis!
Storage Tip: Clafouti should be served warm, but if you’re not trying to finish the entire dish in a day, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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- 6 oz fresh blackberries washed and dried
- 1/3 cup granular cup-for-cup sugar substitute
- 1 pinch powdered stevia (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large whole eggs room temperature
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp almond flour
- 1 cup cream heavy whipping
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest (peel)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 325°F. Grease a 1 quart shallow baking dish with butter. Arrange the blackberries in the baking dish and set aside for later.
- Whisk together the eggs, granular sugar substitutes, salt and almond flour. Add the cream, melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, lemon zest, and cinnamon; whisk it all together to combine.
- Pour the resulting mixture over the blackberries. Carefully place in your oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the dish is puffed, golden, and set in the center. Cool for 20 minutes, then serve the dish warm or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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