Jacquelynne Steves

Apple Cranberry Clafouti Recipe from The Artist’s Inn, Lancaster PA

About a month ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to get away- It was a very stressful, busy month, and we just needed to decompress for a couple of days! We headed for one of our favorite destinations, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We enjoy driving through the peaceful country side, stopping at little shops, and staying in quaint country inns. We try to stay at a different place each time we go.

This time, we stayed at The Artist’s Inn, in Terre Hill.  We enjoyed sitting on our deck and looking over the beautiful gardens and countryside.

The innkeepers are Jan and Bruce. Bruce is a really clever, witty artist- his artwork is displayed in the main parlor, and it really made me chuckle!  He is also the author of several books. You can see more of his work here.

They have guest rooms in the main house, as well as a cottage and the Sister’s House which can be rented.

Jan is a fabulous cook- we had the most wonderful 4-course breakfasts! Blueberry pie and ice cream for breakfast! Jan has shared her recipe for one of our favorite dishes, clafouti. This recipe is for Apple and Cranberry Clafouti, when we stayed, Jan made it with fresh peaches from their peach tree out back. It was so good! The recipe is below. (Clafouti is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter, dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm.)

We really enjoyed our stay, it was just what we needed. We highly recommend The Artist’s Inn if you happen to be in the Lancaster County area- Tell Jan and Bruce that we sent you!

Click here for a printable PDF of this recipe. 

The Artist’s Inn Apple and Cranberry Clafouti

2 tablespoons butter

4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

2 handfuls of cranberries

1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind)

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice


1 cup flour

4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350.  In a glass 9 x 13 dish, place the butter.  Put it in the oven to melt while you prepare the apples.  Then place the apples, cranberries, and nuts in the glass baking dish.  Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together until just moistened.  Carefully spoon the mixture over the fruit.  Place it in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.  Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or a little maple syrup drizzled over the top.  Serves about 10.  Half the recipe will serve 6.




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    Joyce S Hill
    Posted September 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the recipe – it looks delicious.

    • Doris Dunn
      Posted September 11, 2019 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      Does it matter which kind of apples?

      • Posted September 12, 2019 at 9:09 am | Permalink

        Experiment! I’d adjust the sugar if you use a really sweet apple – like honeycrisp….but if using granny smith or somthing tart, leave the sugar level the same. Enjoy!

      • Diane
        Posted September 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        Honey Crisp is expensive, but it is one wonderful apple to use in baked desserts. You might mix Honey Crisp and Granny Smith to blend sweet and tart. Don’t use Fuji unless you want mushy apples once baked.

  • Beth Kowalski
    Posted September 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Are you still working on the cross-stitch sampler you showed several months ago? It had varigated taupe colored threads. I would love to locate this pattern if you will please share it. Thanks.Beth

  • Posted September 11, 2019 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Lancaster is my favorite place to visit too! Hubby & I honeymooned there back on 9/8/73! Anyway, I’m happy you both got some needed rest & relaxation. The recipe is one I will definitely try! It looks delicious!

  • Sandy Saliga
    Posted September 12, 2019 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Love that area too. Visit Goods Dept. Store every time we are there for fabric and lovely gifts. Can’t forget Shady Maple too. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful scenery. Now for that recipe

  • Robin
    Posted September 12, 2019 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    I’ve always loved Lancaster. As a kid we went to Dutch Wonderland, is that even still open? Fantastic fabric stores with the best pricing. Tours to learn about the Amish, Food everyone wants and the real downtown is full of history. A wonderful place to visit all around.

  • Carol Kindt
    Posted September 14, 2019 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the B&B tip. We’re always looking to stay at someplace new each time we go to Lancaster also. I will check it out. That recipe sounds delicious, going to try that also. You’re a peach!

  • Stephanie Hironimus
    Posted September 15, 2019 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I live in Lititz! As soon as I saw your photo from the craft show, I knew exactly where you were. Lititz is such a beautiful, historic small town and a great place to raise our young daughter… and we have SO many fabric stores in Lancaster county! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay – come back again!!

  • June M. Bielli
    Posted November 10, 2019 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Yummm! I can smell the warm apples! Thanks for sharing.

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