Ham & Spinach Clafoutis; muck

Got leftover Christmas ham?

A clafoutis is, traditionally, a sweetened batter, similar to a popover / Yorkshire pudding batter, poured over stone fruit (cherries, peaches, apricots) and baked – a summer dessert here in France.

This is savory.

One could call it a Yorkshire Pudding Pie – and I have in the past. But then people (Brits) expect Toad in the Hole, which this isn’t.

It’s my blog – so this is a savory clafoutis.

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Ham & Spinach Clafoutis

This is a quick & easy way to use leftover ham. You could also used cooked chicken or turkey. Just assemble and bake.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: One Dish Dinners
  • Method: Oven


  • 6oz (180gr) ham, cut into small cubes or strips
  • 3oz (90gr) fresh spinach
  • 1 avocado, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tbs chives
  • 1/3 cup (1.5oz, 45gr) shredded cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) milk
  • 1 cup (4oz, 120gr) flour
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • In medium bowl lightly beat eggs with wire whisk.
  • Add milk, flour, salt and nutmeg.
  • Beat lightly to just combine; a few lumps are okay – over-beating is not.
  • Put olive oil in 10-inch glass baking dish and run it around to coat the bottom.
  • Pour in 1/3 of the batter mixture.
  • Spread spinach on top, then the avocado, herbs and and ham.
  • Pour the remaining batter over all.
  • Sprinkle with with cheese.
  • Bake at 425F (215C) for 35 minutes or until edges puff up and are golden brown.
  • Remove and let rest a minute or 2.
  • Cut and serve.


You could use frozen spinach, thawed and well drained, in place of the fresh. Mix it with the ham before adding to the dish.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 779
  • Sugar: 7.1 g
  • Sodium: 658.2 mg
  • Fat: 36.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.8 g
  • Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 49.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 297.5 mg

Keywords: ham pie, spinach, savory pie, clafoutis

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Spinach & Ham Clafoutis

It was sunny the other day.

I took myself for a nice long walk.

On my way home a tractor hauling a load of, uh, horse manure past by me.

The driver, a friend who has horses, smiled, waved, and said: ‘Want some?’

I said sure…..

the potager

So…. After my 10km (6mi) morning walk I spent the afternoon shoveling, uh, horse muck.

It was well-rotted (they said) so it was easy to shovel (they said).

It was a lovely, warm, sunny day.

One could say that I received the gift that keeps on giving.

My vegetables will be very happy next spring.

4 thoughts on “Ham & Spinach Clafoutis; muck”

  1. I think the clafoutis looks delicious! I wouldn’t expect Toad In The Hole at all!

    Before I came along, my dad was off rodeo’ing somewhere after one of his stint’s as an extra in a western in Hollywood and my mother decided to do him a favor since the grass hadn’t done well that year. She spread ‘unseasoned’ horse manure over the front half acre of our property thinking it would really make a difference. And it did! She spread it way too thick for its being too wet so when my dad got home, it had badly burned the front yard to nothing. Bless her little heart, she worked very hard at it too, but it was the wrong thing to do. The yard was beautiful the following year, but it never did come back that year.

    I love horses. Still love the smell of them. All the smells of them. I miss owning them. Or being owned by them. 😉

    • I got some from the same friends last year – not well-rotted and later. I don’t know if it was the manure or the weather but my garden was not at all good. I’m hoping for better this time. They use it in their gardens so they should know lol.
      I remember my mother sending me out to the fields with a bucket to collect ‘cow pies’ for her lol

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