Gratin of summer berries

Gratin of summer berries

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(5 ratings)

Ready in 15 mins, plus cooling


Serves 4
A simple, sophisticated dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories356
  • fat27g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 140g strawberry, hulled and cut into halves or quarters



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 140g each fresh raspberry and blueberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • grated zest 1 small lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g white chocolate
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

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  1. Scatter the berries into medium remekins or a large, shallow heatproof dish, preferably in a single layer. Sprinkle with the lemon zest, cover and chill until ready to serve.

  2. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate into a small heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a pan until almost boiling, then pour onto the chocolate. Leave for 3 mins, then stir slowly until dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature until thickened.

  3. To serve, heat the grill for a good 5 mins until glowing hot. Spoon the chocolate cream over the berries, sprinkle over the icing sugar and place under the grill. Grill for 2-3 mins until the sauce begins to brown, turning the dish if necessary. Remove and serve immediately.

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Comments (6)

ten-a-penny's picture
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To be fair I didn't start off in the best of circumstances. Power cut led to freezer defrosting and a bag of defrosting frozen berries. Had cream in fridge; went in search of recipe; found this; only addition was white chocolate; hey presto berry gratin for a surprise Friday night dessert. I ate it but not out of enjoyment, other half ate it but drowned it in cream, two kids ..... yuck! Bit of a pointless dessert to be honest. The white chocolate cream was too sloppy and too sweet to be enjoyable. To be honest, probably taste a lot better if you used the berries for a bottom and a coulis and added gelatine to turn the white chocolate slop into panna cotta

cheesecake lover 003's picture

i like this dish i am making it in my competion

Rachel1195's picture

sure this tastes delicious - but FYI the recipie title is incorrect! A 'gratin' is always a dish cooked with a topping of melted breadcrumbs and cheese. If it is not topped with this, it's not a gratin!

cheesecake lover 003's picture

i understand were your coming from but arnt you being a bit harsh

jbinfrance's picture
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I made this last night as a last minute dessert.........delicious and so easy!
Used frozen raspberries and a frozen mix of red fruits; red and black currents, blueberries etc.
Put the berries in the ramekins with the lemon zest and left them to thaw in the fridge until needed. Made the choc mix and left it in a cool place
Pre heated the grill when we were ready to eat . Put choc mix on the berries, sprinkled with icing sugar as per recipe.
Didn't look like the photo, the berries remained below the choc mix but it did have a nicely coloured top.
I was very sceptical when it was going in the oven but they tasted amazing, and much cheaper than fresh berries,especially this time of year!

katecook's picture
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This tastes amazing and is extremely easy to make. Little bit difficult to get the icing sugar to caramelise so the next time we made it with caster sugar which made it like a brulee topping- even more delicious!

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