Blueberry Brown Sugar Gratin

This is a super easy dessert – it goes from ingredients in packages to out of the oven in under 10 minutes! It’s good with raspberries, blueberries…probably just about any berry, although I might cut strawberries into smaller pieces if I used them. Being mostly fruit and Greek yogurt, it’s not entirely awful for you, and it’s got a brown sugar crust that is worthy of the fattiest dessert. So delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt – I used two of those small Chobani cups
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

Turn on your oven’s broiler. Gently fold the berries into the yogurt in a one quart (or roughly similar sized) broiler-safe dish. I used a metal bread pan, because I knew it wouldn’t shatter under the broiler.

Sprinkle the brown sugar over the yogurt mixture. I think you should put a little bit more towards the outside edges, because when you serve the melted sugar pulls in towards your spoon and away from the edges, and you still want some out on the edges too.

Place in the oven under the broiler and cook until the sugar has melted and just begun to caramelize. I gave mine 4 minutes and it was done.

And that’s it! You can begin serving right away, and the sugar will quickly harden into a delicious crust. Super simple, super good. Deb of Smitten Kitchen says the leftovers are still delicious, but we didn’t have any left to worry about!

If you want to get this ready before dinner you can mix up the berries and yogurt beforehand, but don’t put the brown sugar on if you’re not going to cook it right away because it’ll sink in and not create the nice crust.

Blueberry Brown Sugar Gratin

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

Turn on your oven’s broiler. Gently fold the berries into the yogurt in a one quart broiler-safe dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the yogurt mixture, going a bit heavier on the outward edges.

Place in the oven under the broiler and cook until the sugar has melted and just begun to caramelize, about 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

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My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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