Healthy Crème Brûlée

Oxymoron? Not today, my friends.

This is a must-have in your dessert-fix arsenal. This recipe definitely assaults the classic crème brûlée in terms of preparation, tradition, and overall authenticity, but who has the time (and patience) to make this burnt-top custard on the reg? Not I.

And this recipe’s taste is rich, texture creamy, and the caramel touch makes it borderline addictive.

You’re only four ingredients away from this:

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Hidden at the bottom is your favorite fruit preserve. Today I had apricot jam on hand, but I’m usually partial to strawberry, blueberry or raspberry.

Healthy Yogurt Crème Brûlée

by GK

Cook Time: 10 minutes under broiler

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 8 oz yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Banana for garnish

Instructions

Assemble the ingredients and begin layering, first coating the bottom of a ceramic bowl with a fruit preserve.

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Then comes the yogurt. I use full-fat yogurt always, as I find the low-fat variety of most things less delicious and ultimately less real/healthy. Plus, you’re cutting corners in so many other ways, it’s worth it to use the full-fat!

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Atop the yogurt, sprinkle the brown sugar. You can use turbinado sugar as well.

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For a crispy, caramel finish, put under the broiler on its highest setting. Depending on how powerful your broiler is, the crisp-factor could be a little low. If you want that guaranteed crack-with-a-spoon experience, use a blow torch to flash caramelize the top of the crème brûlée.

Alas, I don’t have a blow torch – to say nothing of my oven’s sub-par broiling skills. But, it did the job!

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Ta da!

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Let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or until completely cooled throughout. Garnish with banana (or apricots, if you can find any/they are in season). Any complementary fresh fruit of your choice will work.

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Now all I need is a spoon…

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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