Yogurt with Caramelized Sugar – Mixed with Blueberries and Muesli

A favorite food blog of mine, Not Without Salt, back in August posted a wonderful recipe (if you call it that) for yogurt ‘creme brulee’ from Nigel Slater. I was amazed and could not wait to try it out myself. The recipe is simple. Place the fruit of your choice and honey at the bottom of a ramekin or small dish, top with yogurt, then add a dusting of sugar on the yogurt for the brulee treatment. Pure brilliance and as simple as it gets!

The only modifications I made were mixing the berries and adding some homemade muesli into the yogurt. The yogurt creme brulee is perfect for making ahead of time, similar to traditional creme brulee. I didn’t add honey because I think the raisins and sugar topping are sweet enough. Be sure to check out my creme brulee recipe for more detailed instructions on how to caramelize the sugar. And feel free to substitute the muesli with your favorite granola.

In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, muesli and berries.

Place yogurt mixture into ramekins.

Sprinkle top of yogurt with sugar, then brulee it with your torch. Rest until tops are hard.

Yogurt with Caramelized Sugar Recipe

  • 6 oz. container thick yogurt (I used Greek yogurt with sheep’s milk)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup muesli or granola, or to taste
  • 2-4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2-4 ramekins

    In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, blueberries and muesli. Depending on how much fruit and muesli you add, spoon mixture into two to four ramekins. Top each with sugar and spread evenly.

    For the caramel crust (see my original creme brulee infused with basil):
    Pre-heat broiler on high. Broil in oven for about 5 minutes or until sugar has browned. If you’re using a blowtorch, slowly sweep the flame back and forth about 3 inches away from the surface until the sugar melts and caramelizes into a shiny brown color. Garnish with more fresh blueberries.

    Total Time: 10-15 minutes
    Yield: 2-4 servings

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    8 Responses to “Yogurt with Caramelized Sugar – Mixed with Blueberries and Muesli”

    1. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living January 21, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      I LOVE this idea! Creme Brulee is a favorite decadent dessert of mine, and I eat yogurt, fruit, and oats nearly every day – combining the two into one healthy but delicious dish is perfect!

      • Barb January 21, 2012 at 10:31 am #

        Hey Lauren, thanks for stopping by.

        Same here, I love yogurt/fruit/oats for breakfast and creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts!

    2. Chrissy The Clumsy Gourmet February 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      WOW.. Healthy creme brulee! I love this idea and fresh blueberries… love it! I’ll be trying this for my next Sunday Brunch. Thanks

      • Barb February 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

        Thanks, Chrissy! Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again 🙂

    3. Diana February 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Ooh, a breakfast that looks like dessert. *Love*. I want to come over and play with your blowtorch.

      • Barb February 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

        Haha…Sure, let’s torch something! I use it for everything, even meat.

    4. Simply Tia February 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      This I’m definitely going to try. I loveeeeeee creme brulee and I’m glad to see a healthy and delicious alternative!

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