Friday, July 23, 2010

Fig and Raspberry Brulee

When my husband came home with a box of gorgeous fresh figs the other day, I was thrilled. I really wanted to come up with a recipe that was quick and easy and that could be a perfect dessert for a weeknight dinner.  I scanned the Internet and found this great little recipe that fit the bill. 
It's so easy I am just going to type out the recipe here for you.  Line the bottom of individual ramekins with raspberries. Next, add a layer of creme fraiche or sour cream. On top of this, add the fig slices (I used one, but feel free to add more). Sprinkle some brown sugar on top and throw it under the broiler for a few minutes (watch it carefully!) until the sugar begins to caramelize.  Voila!  Instant, delicious, easy dessert.  The brown sugar gets nice and crunchy and the play of flavors between the raspberries, figs, and sour cream is just luscious. 

Because it was a very simple recipe, I didn't copy it to Evernote (a cook's best friend for clipping and saving recipes) so I, unfortunately, cannot attribute it to anybody. Hence, I don't recall the recipe title, but since it is made in individual portions and you caramelize the sugar, I thought "brulee" fit nicely.  Whatever the name, the output is delicious.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm...My tree is overflowing with figs right now and I now know what I am going to do with them!


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