Raspberry Brûlée

A simple yet very elegant recipe that quickly broils fresh raspberries in a rich, creamy vanilla sauce.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

1
cup raspberries
1/3
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups fat-free half-and-half or fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
teaspoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 Place raspberries evenly in bottom of four 10-ounce custard cups or ramekins.
  • 2 Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in half-and-half. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla. Spoon over raspberries.
  • 3 Set oven control to broil. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar over mixture in each custard cup. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or just until brown sugar is melted. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate any remaining desserts.

Expert Tips

This delicious recipe is a fruit-added version of crème brûlée. The original French dessert is exactly what its name implies--burnt cream. Sweetened and flavored cream, thickened with cornstarch, is broiled to impart a unique toasted flavor characteristic of this dessert.

If raspberries aren't available, try blueberries, or sliced strawberries, peaches or nectarines.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
360 mg
360 %;
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
34 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
16%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1/2 Milk;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.