Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit
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.
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!
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 Brulee with Winter Fruit
- 2 cups plain whole-fat yogurt, greek or regular (455 grams)
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup sliced oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, etc. (125 grams)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (25 grams)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
13 Comments on “Yogurt Brûlée with Winter Fruit”
How have I never heard of yogurt brulee before?? I’m going to need to make this ASAP! It’s so beautiful 🙂
I love this idea!!! Such a neat way to do brûlée!
Seriously, this is so genius!! I can’t wait to try this out:)
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
Yes, I love it with granola! I remember that dinner – that was such a fun evening! xoxo
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!
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!
Thanks so much Liz, that means a lot coming from you! 🙂
Oh I am making brûlée fruit and yogurt from now until forever–thanks for the idea!
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.
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!
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 🙂
May all our breakfasts be reminiscent of our favorite desserts. Gorgeous.