Mar 21, 2011

Breakfast Creme Brulee



Creme Brulee for breakfast? No, I haven't lost my mind!

The custard in this low fat creme brulee is actually Greek yogurt sweetened with fruit preserves on the bottom, and topped with fresh fruit. What a fancy way to serve breakfast or even dessert with very little effort while making you look like a rock star in the kitchen!

This recipe is so easy to make, and it's absolutely delicious! Use your favorite fruit preserves and top with the same fresh fruit. I highly recommend using a creme brulee torch. I've tried using my broiler to caramelize the sugar with success most of the time, but it's much easier to control this with a torch.

This would be perfect for a Mother's day brunch or dessert if you're having a dinner party. Be sure you have enough fuel in your torch and you may want to experiment with one before you making this for a large crowd.

This can be made for one or more than a dozen; assemble the preserves and yogurt ahead of time then add the sugar right when you are about to torch the sugar. If you add the sugar sooner, the sugar will be absorbed by the yogurt and it won't work. I recommend serving immediately. Enjoy!!


Breakfast Creme Brulee
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 ramekin • Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 195.4 • Fat: 0.1 g • Protein: 16.1 g • Carb: 32.3 g • Fiber: 0.4 g Sugar: 30.9

  • 1 tbsp low sugar strawberry preserves
  • 6 oz fat free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • 1 sliced strawberry to top

Place fruit preserves at the bottom of a 6 or 7 oz ramekin.




Top with yogurt. When ready to serve top with sugar.





Using a torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy top. Cool a few minutes then top with fruit. Serve immediately.

52 comments :

  1. Gina, what if you don't have a torch? Can you do this under the broiler?

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    1. I've done it under the broiler- it works but it definitely isn't as pretty as with a torch. Tastes just as good though :)

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    2. I have also done it under a broiler, in an electric oven. It does work just as well :)

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  2. That looks so elegant! I definitely have to try this. I'm not a fan of real creme brulee (not a fan of custards in general) but I love yogurt and I love, Love, LOVE burnt sugar!

    What a fantastic idea!

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  3. Brilliant! I'm going to make this to impress my friends :D

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  4. Brilliant. I adore creme brulee, but the typical high-fat custard keeps me from eating it regularly. THIS I could eat every day :).

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  5. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try this one out. I love your blog!

    Mandy

    www.learn-laugh-cook.blogspot.com

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  6. Creme Brulee for breakfast sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

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  7. It was delicious, and took me like 5 minutes to make. I'll be making this often!

    A broiler would work but the torch works better.

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    1. Where does one find a torch? Any suggestions for a good one that isn't too expensive?

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  8. Sounds awesome... my hubby's birthday is coming up and I was looking for something special to make, thanks!
    Question... if I was to make this in the broiler would you put it on hi or low and aprox. how far from the broiler would you position the creme brulee?

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  9. What a FANTASTIC concept! Wish this post had existed a couple days ago as it would have been a perfect addition to my Sunday brunch. Next time. :)

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  10. dangerous! I'm going to have to make this soon- Creme brulee is my favorite dessert!

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  11. What an awesome idea!! Makes breakfast so much more interesting.

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  12. Gina, can you use soy yogurt instead as a non-dairy option?

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  13. I'm so into greek yogurt right now, and this looks so good! I can't wait to try it with Marionberry preserves and fresh marionberries this summer!

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  14. You are my hero!!! This is brilliant!

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  15. YUM!

    A local restaurant does the same thing with oatmeal. Jam on the bottom, brulee on the top. It's fantastic.

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  16. I'm sure soy yogurt would work, as long as the yogurt isn't to wet, any yogurt should be ok.

    I would broil on high close to the flame, keeping an eye on it.

    Shoelover, yogurt creme brûlée?

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  17. oooh vanilla yogurt would probably be even yummier?

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  18. haha, didn't realize you already have vanilla greek yogurt as the ingredient. you're awesome, can't wait to try this!

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  19. Wow -- that might get my 12-year old out of the bed in the morning! Great idea.

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  20. This is brilliant! I love Greek yogurt and raspberry preserves. Will definitely be putting my torch to use on this soon.

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  21. Wow..i can't wait to try this one. Thank you

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  22. oh gee you got my heart to skip a beat! dessert and practically guilt free! love it! going to make these this weekend! thanks!

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  23. This is an amazing way to start the day!

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  24. @Gina,

    The oatmeal brulee at our restaurant does have jam on the bottom, then a layer of steel-cut oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts, then the brulee sugar crust on the top. No yogurt. It's delicious.

    I have to try your recipe--it just sounds fabulous.

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  25. This sounds amazing! Any time I can have dessert for breakfast I'm a happy girl.:)

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  26. I just made this for breakfast. It was SO easy and delicious! My 2 year old inhaled it, and was totally impressed with my torchwork! Thanks, Gina!

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  27. I had the creme brulee for breakfast and the shrimp salad on bagel thin for lunch, bith delicious. People on WW eat well!

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  28. Aaaah such a wonderful way to start the day. THANKS!!

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  29. SOOOOOO happy I found your blog!! Thanks, Gina

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  30. CHO my goodness! This is incredible. I can't wait to share it with our fans!

    Emily, Chobani

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  31. I recommend trying it with the Stonyfield Honey Vanilla Greek Style Yogurt - AMAZING.

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  32. Hmmm! That looks tasty and yummy! I got hungry when i was about to view your blog. Damn! Thanks for the share!

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  33. That looks amazing, we are definitely going to try this soon. We have shared it with our gluten-free fans on www.facebook.com/glutenista too!

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  34. Looks awesome, I must try this but as usual in my family will probably be the only one :)

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  35. teejaymajayy3/27/11, 10:52 AM

    How fantastic is this? WOWEE!! Can't wait to try it! THANKS GINA!

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  36. This might be a strange question, but does using the torch make it a warm breakfast? I hope so!

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  37. No, the yogurt doesn't get warm, only the sugar on top.

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  38. Wow this is a great idea! You get the look and texture of the dessert but in a healthy way!

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  39. Delicious! Just made this for our dessert! My husband and I love it. I used Honey/Strawberry Greek Yogurt and raspberry sugar on top. Perfection! Great recipe!

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  40. This was great! I used no sugar added strawberry preserves, and Yoplait Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt. It felt like a decadent dessert!

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  41. Just made this for dessert, using low sugar raspberry jam and raspberries on top. It was a little sweet, using the Trader Joe's Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I think next time I'll just muddle a handful of raspberries with a little red wine vinegar to put at the bottom. I'm going to try the Oatmeal one another reader suggested - that sounds great!

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  42. Update: Made an oatmeal version - and it was AMAZING. Raspberry preserves on the bottom, and to 1 cup of cooked oatmeal added a chopped banana and 2 Tbsp Better'n Peanut Butter. Assemble per original instructions. Top with a couple of fresh raspberries. Makes 2 servings. PointsPlus: 7 per the recipe builder, 5 per the tracker. Go figure.

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  43. Can I use regular sugar? And if I do how much will the we pointplus be?

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  44. Sure, points would be the same.

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  45. This is so great - I made it again this morning. I finally bought a torch and it came up much better!

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  46. can you use something else besides sugar?

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