Summer Berry Brulee

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A delicious high fibre dessert which can be whipped up quickly and easily to satisfy a summer sweet craving. I "snafu'ed" this recipe from the Summer 2002 issue of Homemaker's Digest ( fell in love with the picture, prepared it for a dinner party and boy oh boy, is it ever a refreshing dessert. Per Serving: 292 cal, 16g fat, 38g carb, 3g protein, 5g fibre, 27mg sodium. Excellent source vitamin C. Good source vitamin A. Fast and easy (30 minutes or less prep and cooking time). Diabetics be aware of the naturally occurring sugars in the fruit - so take a less than normal serving size.

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  • add   1/3 cup granulated sugar (diabetic recipes use Equal, or similar)
  • add   1/2 cup granulated sugar (or Equal)
  • add   1 medium orange
  • add   1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • add   1 cup 35% cream
  • add   1/4 cup water
  • add   7 cups individually frozen mixed berries
  • add   1 cup sour cream


  1. Toss to combine Berries with sugar (sweetener), vinegar and orange peel.
  2. Transfer to a 4-cup (2L) casserole or heat-proof bowl.
  3. Reserve in the referigertor for up to 6 hours.
  4. When ready to prepare dessert, transfer fruit to 8 (glass) dessert dishes.
  5. Whip cream until very thick.
  6. Fold in sour cream.
  7. Spread evenly over the fruit.
  8. Brulee Topping: Stir 1/2c Sugar (sweetener) with 1/4c water in a saucepan.
  9. Bring to a boil and cook, WITHOUT STIRRING, for 8 to 10 minutes or until amber in colour.
  10. Remove from heat and drizzle over cream layer while still hot; serve immediately.