You’d never guess there’s no grain in this fluffy dish. The base of this recipe — eggs, milk, butter — can be used in many ways. Here are a few variations. The top recipe has the full list of ingredients and methods, the other variations just tell you the modifications you need to make. Use your imagination, and let me know what great combination you create!

Chicken-curry clafouti

The curry-chicken combination is fabulous, but this recipe is flexible and can be made with something sweet, too.

  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted garlic-herb butter cooled to room temp., plus 1 pat for greasing pan, plus 1 pat for cooking chicken
  • 3/4 cup cream, half & half or coconut milk (we used coconut milk)
  • 4 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 tablespoons curry spice, or to taste, plus 1 tsp. for cooking chicken
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie pan with 1 pat of the butter.

Cut up and cook the chicken in a pan with a pat of garlic herb butter and 1 tsp curry powder, plus salt and pepper.

Whisk together the eggs, melted butter and coconut milk until frothy. Stir in the rest of the curry powder, the chicken, and salt and pepper. Pour it into the buttered pie dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

Originally found at Mark’s Daily Apple

Apple-cinnamon clafouti

Apples and cinnamon turn the clafouti into something close to apple bread.

Use the melted butter (plain, not herbed), coconut milk or cream, and eggs as your base.

In a small saucepan, slowly cook down 1 large apple (peeled, sliced and diced) with 1 Tbs. butter and 1 Tbs. cinnamon until the apples are soft. Lightly mash the cooked apples with a fork, leaving some pieces whole. Let it cool for a few minutes.

Whisk the eggs, milk and butter with two Tbs. of cinnamon until frothy. Pour into your buttered pie pan. Drop the cooked apple by the spoonful into the plate, and cook for 45 minutes.

Ham and cheese clafouti

Ham, cheddar, chives and garlic.

Use the melted butter (plain or herbed), coconut milk or cream, and eggs as your base, whisking until frothy.

Finely dice a 1-lb. ham steak. Shred about 8 oz. of cheddar cheese. Chop up to 1/4 cup of chives. Add the ham, most of the cheese and the chives to the whisked egg mixture, along with 1 Tbs. garlic powder. Pour it into your buttered pie dish, top with the remaining cheese and cook for 45 minutes or until the top begins to brown.