Fresh Tomato Clafoutis and the Giveaway Winners

Much as I like recipes from Patricia Wells (our 11th Game Changer), this one was not exactly what I expected. I was all for trying a savory tomato claufoutis with some Roma tomatoes I had on hand but was surprised the clafoutis base ended up like a custard. Well, Mary from One Perfect Bite did mention the recipe resembled a frittata rather than a clafoutis and there's no flour, so I shouldn't have been surprised. The flavors are really good...all that Parmesan, thyme and lovely summery fresh Romas. For a light lunch, it can't be beat, but I don't think males in your family are going to like this much. Not enough substance.

The tomatoes MUST be dry...that is key. Which requires a lot of tomato preparation before you get to the simple recipe. After I drained them for an hour on paper towels, I wiped them dry, squeezing a bit. Once the tomatoes are prepared, the ingredient list is short. If you're having a friend or two over for lunch, this would be ideal served with some lightly dressed greens or a lovely fruit salad.

Tomato Clafoutis
From Patricia Wells via Mary at One Perfect Bite 

2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled, cored, quartered, seeded and juiced
2 whole eggs + 2 additional egg yolks
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 10-inch round baking dish. Set aside.
Remove the skin from the tomatoes by dipping them in boiling water. Remove the seeds and as much juice as you can. Salt the tomatoes and drain on several thicknesses of paper toweling for 60 minutes. Wipe dry and sqeeze lightly to remove most of the juice.
Place eggs, cream, half of Parmesan cheese and half of thyme in in a small bowl. Whisk to
combine. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Layer tomatoes on bottom of baking dish. Pour batter over tomatoes. Sprinkle with remainder of cheese and thyme.
Bake until batter is set, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

The winners of the Make It Now, Bake It Later cookbooks are:
1) Lisa from Lisa is Cooking and
2) Rocky Mountain Woman
Please contact me at bsmithw@gmail.com with your name and mailing address. 
Have fun with them!


  1. It does look delicious. So far, we haven't gotten enough tomatoes to do anything with other than eat them fresh. I am going to roast a few to go with our brunch this morning.

    Congratulations to the winners!


  2. I can't wait to try the tomato clafoutis. I love the rustic look the tomato gives to the dish. Thanks Barbara & Mary.

    Congratulations to both winners.

  3. I like the idea of roasting the romas, in preparation for this dish--which would give them that caramel-candied quality while eliminating the juice.

  4. Congrats to the winners. That savory and summery clafoutis looks divine. A great idea.



  5. Yes - I like the idea of a tomato clafouti but not so sure about this custard!

  6. Congratulations to your two winners!
    Can't wait to this tomato clafouti! Looks scrumptious!

  7. Congrats to the winners!

    That looks great... but I'm pretty sure the Knight wouldn't try it.

  8. I think Ms Wells is a smart cookie and usually gives great recipes. I think the clafoutis is a great idea with the salad.... a lighter quiche.

  9. Congratulations to the winners!
    The clafouti looks delicious. I'd love it with a nice salad!

  10. I too like the looks of this, and woulod love it for my meal! It's very interesting. Congrats to the winners!

  11. Congratulations to the winners! I have never made clafoutis and this one certainly makes me regret it!Looks delicious!

  12. I am waiting with baited breath for my tomatoes to ripen in my little plot!

  13. Sounds wonderful! I can't seem to get good tomatoes this year :(

  14. I still think this looks delicious, even if it turned out custardy. Can't wait for my tomatoes to ripen. They're all still green which means they're all going to turn red at the same time.

  15. What a yummy-looking clafoutis!
    Congratulations to the lucky winners!

  16. This recipe is making my mouth water while I was reading it. I know that soon the garden tomatoes will be on here soon and I will looking for way to use them up. I have basil going crazy and not a red tomato in sight.
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead Barbara. Things are going well here and I'm just trying to stay cool.
    hugs from me...

  17. Congrats to the winners, how exciting :D
    I love this savoury tomato filled dish!

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. A savory clafouti? Who knew? It looks like it was worth the effort!

  19. i like the word 'clafouti' and i feel so snooty when i say it. :)
    a savory clafouti is unexpected but very welcome!

  20. This does look amazing!

  21. Yay! I won! Thanks, Barbara.



  22. I haven't spotted many savory clafoutis variations but this sounds quite lovely and like it needs to be tried!

  23. Oh this LOOKS GOOD! But the prep would be a bit messy! HELLO there Barbara! Are enjoying your summer? I SURE AM! Yes, I did have a lovely visit with my old friend from high school and we reminisced so much. Now, next week I have my COUSIN coming for a week! I have not seen her in about 3 years, but prior to that, it had been 14 years since we saw one another.

    Summer is definitely a time to savor all the flavors of life. CHEERS! Anita

  24. What a great idea. I just saw a tomato tartin I am going to try to make, too. YUM!

  25. Soon I will be looking for lots of recipes to use my tomatoes when they come in and this sounds like such a delicious one! The parmesan and thyme sound wonderful in it.

    Congratulations to the winners!

  26. HI!!
    This looks so good...I love tomatoes....all kinds....sometimes I eat them alone!!!
    But in food..so much flavor is given from them!!!
    great summer meal

  27. I've always enjoyed the freshness of Patricia Wells' recipe this included. Saving this recipe for the bumper crop of tomatoes later this summer.

  28. Congratulations to your winners, Barbara. Patricia Wells has wonderful recipes and this is just one example of what she can do. I'm really glad you enjoyed her clafouti. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  29. Nice recipe Barbara...it sure makes a great meal , simple and so elegant :)
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fun week!
    Oh! Congratulations to the winners :)

  30. I'm obsessed with tomatoes right now!



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