Pumpkin Hazelnut Custard (Clafoutis)

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Custard (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts. Also known as Flaugnarde.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.Pumpkin Hazelnut Custard (Clafoutis)

This is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast and a wonderful lighter alternative to pumpkin pie. Don’t let the fancy name scary you, it’s actually very easy to make, the only appliances I used were a blender and an oven!

Some of my other favorite pumpkin dessert recipes are Skinny Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake and Pumpkin Banana Pecan Bread.

I just returned last night from the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco, what a great time! Today I’m a little jet lagged and slow getting back into the groove of things. Next on my list of things to make for the holidays was this wonderful dessert that doubled as my breakfast this morning. Who doesn’t like dessert for breakfast, right???

Adapted from my Flaugnarde of Mixed Berries recipe, this is nothing more than a simple French custard-like dessert served warm. The basic ingredients are eggs, milk, and fruit. I love the texture the hazelnuts added to this, you get a crunch in every bite. Chopped pecans or walnuts would also work. If you like your pumpkin desserts heavily spiced, you can increase the nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. If vanilla bean is not in your budget, just use 1/2 tsp more vanilla extract, although I really love the flavor you get from the bean itself. You can also sub the agave for sugar, Splendia, stevia or whatever sweetener you prefer.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.
Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.
Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.
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Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis)

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149 Cals 5 Protein 24 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 10 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
CUISINE: American
A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts. This is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast and a wonderful lighter alternative to pumpkin pie. Don't let the fancy name scary you, it's actually very easy to make, the only appliances I used were a blender and an oven!

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 10 tbsp light agave nectar, or sugar
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 inch vanilla bean, split, pulp scraped out
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree, homemade or canned
  • baking spray
  • 1/3 cup chopped lightly toasted hazelnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with baking spray.
  • Add the hazelnuts to the dish.
  • Place the eggs, egg whites, agave, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in a blender (or a food processor). Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the pumpkin purée and blend well.
  • Add the flour and pulse until well combined.
  • Pour in the batter into the pie dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 375°F and bake until the center is just set, about 12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/10th slice, Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 56.5mg, Sodium: 71.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 4
Keywords: clafoutis recipe, pumpkin custard, pumpkin hazelnut cake, Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis), pumpkin pie

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  1. Hi Gina! I love your stuff, and really enjoyed making this recipe. However, it would be nice to credit the cuisine to the right country. Clafoutis (and soufflés, while I’m at it) are French. It’s nice to give credit where credit is due- and the French deserve a lot of credit when it comes to food! x

  2. This is delicious! I did half the amount of sugar. Question, the recipes says 1/3 chopped hazelnuts. Should be 1/3 cup? If yes that seemed like too little so I did more! Love hazelnuts

  3. For the sugar instead of Agave..is it 10tbls as well? That seems really sweet.

  4. This was delicious! I used pecans, because I couldn't find hazelnuts, and used 4 eggs instead of 3 eggs + 2 whites (I'm lazy and didn't want to waste the yolks). So fast and easy.

  5. Would Almond flour work in place of the all-purpose flour?

  6. Yes it is! I'm sure it would work with skim milk.

  7. I am curious to know if it would work well with skim milk?

    Also, is that a Longaberger pie plate? I LOVE mine!!!

  8. This looks awesome, I wish I'd seen it earlier today, as I was in charge of pumpkin pie. I still would have made my traditional pumpkin pie (using butternut squash instead of pumpkin) because my family insists on it, but I definitely would have made this for my smaller pie instead of the Weight Watchers pie I made. I love the idea of halving this and making it in ramekins. I'm so going to do it!! And I will still use butternut squash – the texture is very, very smooth. Try it out!

  9. Great, glad you enjoyed it!!

  10. Hi Gina,

    I made this the other day. Yum- it's a keeper! Can't wait to share it with some friends soon.

    Wade

  11. It uses such a small amount of flour, I think gluten free flour would work.

  12. Gina I would like to make this but my mom doesn't eat wheat, do you think that I could make it with spelt flour?

  13. I think any milk would be fine, I'm not sure how much stevia I would use, I personally don't care for it.

  14. Gina, I love this recipe idea! I may try it out on my family for Thanksgiving. I'm allerguc to sugar, and I like to use stevia as a sweetener (I find that the liquid kind dissolves best). Any idea how much liquid stevia I'd need to use instead of the agave? Also, since I'm allergic to dairy, I'm thinking of subbing coconut milk or maybe hazelnut milk (if I could find one without sugar) for the milk. I think the coconut might work well to replace some of the bulk of the agave.

  15. I cannot wait to try this, it looks uhhhhhmazing!!

    Do you think you could use a disposable pie tin, or would it have to be ceramic to bake right?

    THANK YOU for everything you do!

  16. Made this tonight and used gluten-free all purpose flour and almond milk and it turned out great! The only problem is that there was no way to eat just one slice!!

  17. No, the points remain the same with sugar or agave. You could even use honey, or maple, whatever you prefer in a sweetener.

  18. Does using sugar instead of agave change the points?

    Thanks,
    Erin

  19. This looks absolutely heavenly! My kind of dessert!

  20. That should be fine!

  21. Gina, how do you think this would taste with whole wheat pastry flour? I have gotten away from using regular all purpose flour.

    Thanks! Also, your recipes are just amazing.

  22. frugil, yes, scrape out the pulp from the bean.

    I think whole wheat would be fine!

    brittle, not sure what rich's whip is but so happy you liked it!

  23. I used Rich's Whip instead of milk, sugar not agave, and all vanilla extract.

    This
    Was
    AWESOME.

    Especially needed after 2 hours of screaming teething 6mo old twins.
    THANK YOU!

  24. Gina, you are awesome!

    I stocked up on a bunch of canned pumpkin at the start of the season and I have been having so much trying out new pumpkin foods. I one can left and I am saving it to make this recipe!

    I was wondering if I can use whole wheat flour instead? Thoughts?

  25. When you add the vanilla bean, do you add the bean or the scraped out pulp? I love your site- and have been trying your recipes regularly:)
    Thanks!

  26. LOL, I thought I had a typo!!

  27. I'm so blonde, I just read a recipe for sweet poatoes, I meant pumpkin! I'm the only one in the house who will eat pumpkin, sounds crazy I know!!

  28. This looks so delicious! Since I'm the only one who will eat Sweet Potatoes in the house, I get this whole dish for me!!! Yum!!

  29. I want to eat this now! I am Totally making this

  30. Wow, this is such a great idea. Way way way lower in fat than pumpkin pie. Great work (again) Gina!

  31. This is a great alternative to pumpkin pie. Love this idea! I have only tried berry clafoutis before, so this sounds really neat.

  32. You can make the batter ahead of time and keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

    I wouldn't use less whole eggs, this is what creates the custard ans I think using less would hurt the texture, especially since there is no butter or oil here.

  33. Good morning,
    Can you use egg beaters instead of the eggs and egg whites?

  34. Is there anyway this can be made in advance? Maybe just the batter, then bake later in the day? Or bake right away and reheat?

  35. Mrs Bess, it would still be tasty I'm sure!

    LS- Yeah, this is far easier! Thanks for the 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp info, I guess that would be easier to understand, lol.

  36. This looks amazing, Gina! I want to host a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with my friends before we traverse the country to see our families, but I can't face making a pie crust, lol. This looks like the next best thing!

    Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 10 tbsp is 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp if anyone out there is like me and would forget how much agave they've measured halfway through 😀

  37. That looks delicious1! Lokks really great!

  38. How would this be without nuts? I love them but the husband…not so much.

  39. I would reheat it, it's yummy warm.

    midnite, yes that is 10 tbsp agave, any less and I don't think it would be sweet enough, yet this isn't overly sweet.

  40. Just to check – 10 Tbsp agave? This recipe sounds yummy and I look forward to trying it. Might use almonds because I have them, instead of hazelnuts…

  41. I can't wait to try this! Looks amazing!

  42. Is it better reheated or cold the next morning?

  43. Goddess Amanda, I'm sure coconut milk would be great! Even almond milk for those who are lactose intolerant.

    Jenny, sorry I am featuring Thanksgiving this week and last so they are all meant to feed a group. You can certainly halve this and make them in small ramekins for portion control!

    Spazz, are you baking this in a sugar pumpkin?

  44. This is in the oven right now with walnuts instead of hazelnuts. I carved out a pumpkin just for this dessert. Smells so yummy.

  45. Any chance you could do some more recipes with smaller servings? There's only me & trying to scale down from 10 can be a little awkward.

  46. Planning my entire Thanksgiving menu around your Thanksgiving Recipes!! Most of the recipes are untested but I have made a bunch of your other recipes and they are all amazing so I am not worried one bit!! This will be a perfect ending to dinner. Thanks again!!!

  47. Could you use vanilla Cocnut milk to replace the vanilla and the milk in this?

  48. Ooohhh I bet I could try subbing tofu for the eggs to make it vegan! This looks delicious! Glad you enjoyed your time at the Foodbuzz Festival. I hope to go someday! 😀