Yogurt and winter fruit like grapefruit, kiwi and clementines topped with a lid of caramelized sugar makes a bright and delicious start to any day.

Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit | completelydelicious.com

While it’s true that summer fruit reigns supreme, winter certainly has a nose in the game.

Clementines, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, meyer lemons, oranges, blood oranges, and grapefruit. Plus plenty of other fruits with winter growing seasons, like kiwi, pineapple and mangoes.

Winter is not just a dead zone to be endured!

Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit | completelydelicious.com

I first tried brûléed yogurt a few years ago with this recipe, strawberry-yogurt brûlée, and it blew my mind. So simple— just 4 ingredients— and so delicious! Like crème brûlée for breakfast. Who wouldn’t love that?

I couldn’t wait for strawberry season to roll around and so I decided to give it a try with my favorite winter combo of grapefruit, clementines, and kiwi. Simply fabulous. And so sunny and bright!

This, this right here is how you beat the winter blues.

Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit | completelydelicious.com

Yogurt Brulee with Winter Fruit
It's like dessert for breakfast with yogurt and fruit torched until caramelize. Feel free to use any winter fruit you like such as oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes and pineapple.
Yield: 4 servings
  • 2 cups (455 grams) plain whole-fat yogurt, greek or regular
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup (125 grams) sliced oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, etc.
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) sugar
  1. Combine the yogurt with honey to desired sweetness. Stir in half of the fruit. Spoon mixture into 4 small ramekins and top with remaining fruit.
  2. Sprinkle with the sugar and caramelize with a kitchen torch. Since yogurt and fruit are quite wet, you may need to do 2-3 layers of sugar and torching to achieve visible caramelization.
  3. Serve immediately as is or top with granola.
It's best to work quickly with one ramekin at a time, sprinkling each individually with sugar and caramelizing before moving on to the next one. Letting the sugar sit too long on the yogurt mixture will release liquid which can inhibit caramelization.



Some of my blogging friends and I are taking on the challenge to eat seasonally. Check out Vintage Mixer’s guide to what’s in season this month and join us, won’t you?

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Butternut Squash, Carrot and Orange Detox Soup by Vintage Mixer
Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta by Flavor the Moments
Broiled Grapefruit by Bless This Mess
Gluten Free Gingersnaps with Lemon Cream Filling by Cafe Johnsonia
Meyer Lemon Tart by Kitchen Confidante
Potato and Leek Soup with Kale by Mountain Mama Cooks
Grapefruit and Avocado Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette by Food for My Family
Creamy Mushroom and Leek Chicken Breasts by Foodie Crush
Blood Orange Brûlée Upside Down Cake by Suitcase Foodist
Maple-Cayenne Sausage, Brussels Sprouts and Potato Sheet Dish by Project Domestication
Pink Grapefruit with Brunt Honey Custard by Letty’s Kitchen
Grapefruit Pound Cake with Ginger Marshmallow Icing by Climbing Grier Mountain


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13 Responses to Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit

  1. Sues says:

    How have I never heard of yogurt brulee before?? I’m going to need to make this ASAP! It’s so beautiful 🙂

  2. Katrina says:

    I love this idea!!! Such a neat way to do brûlée!

  3. Seriously, this is so genius!! I can’t wait to try this out:)

  4. Becky says:

    This sounds just right for breakfast… especially with a coconut granola or maybe for dessert even! This makes me remember a dinner we had together where you brought creme brûlée for us all 🙂 Miss you

  5. marcie says:

    I have no idea why I’ve never made a yogurt brulee, but after seeing this I can’t wait to do it! This is such a great idea and would make such a fun breakfast or snack!

  6. Ok, why have I not been bruleeing my morning yogurt?!?! It’s such a simple touch and I bet that it makes all the difference. I can’t wait to try this out. Gorgeous photos, friend!

  7. Oh I am making brûlée fruit and yogurt from now until forever–thanks for the idea!

  8. Erin R. says:

    I sometimes eat a yogurt on the train in the morning on my way to work. Do you think anyone would say anything if I hauled out the big garage propane torch (I don’t have a dainty kitchen torch) and brulee that sucker on the bench seat? This is simply wonderful. Like creme brulee without the accompanying death sentence. This is dessert at my next family gathering.

    • Annalise says:

      Haha! You may get a few stares. 🙂 I’m sure you could brulee it at home and it would still be great by the time you got on the train. Thanks Erin!

  9. Feestzaal says:

    Mouthwatering recipe!! I have not tried this recipe yet. I will surely try this recipe soon specially strawberry-yogurt brulee, as strawberry is my favourite. Thanks Annalise for sharing this post 🙂

  10. Shaina says:

    May all our breakfasts be reminiscent of our favorite desserts. Gorgeous.

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