Fresh Berry Gratin

Fresh Berry Gratin
48 oz. mixed fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or blueberries)
16 oz. cream cheese
2 C. sour cream
½ C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 C. brown sugar

1. Wash berries. Slice or cut to desired size.

2. Place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan, or divide into individual ramekins.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until well combined.

4. Top the berries with the cream cheese mixture.

5. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the cream cheese mixture.

6. Place under a broiler for 4-6 minutes or until the brown sugar starts to caramelize. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

7. Serve immediately.

Mindika Nordfelt Thiebaud

Berry Cheescake Puff Tart
1 sheet puff pastry
1 10 oz. bag frozen mixed berries (about 2 C.)
1 T. sugar
1 8 oz. pkg. Neufchatel low fat cream cheese; room temperature
2 T. lemon juice
½ C. sugar
¼ C. flour
1 egg

1. Bring the sheet of puff pastry to room temperature by letting it defrost on the counter for about 40 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, combine the berries with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Allow to defrost for at least 20 minutes or so.

3. In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar. Mix until well combined.

4. Add the egg and the flour and mix again for 2-3 minutes.

5. Roll out the puff pastry to about 16×12 inches.

6. Place the pasty on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

7. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the puff pastry, leaving about a 2 inch edge around the outside.

8. Dollop the berries on top of the cream cheese mixture.

9. Take the edges of the puff pasty and fold up and over the cream cheese mixture about 1 to 2 inches.

10. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minute or until the tart is golden brown.

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