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    Gratin of Blueberries With Vanilla

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    25 mins

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    Chef Kate's Note:

    An Alain Ducasse recipe by way of the New York Times, it is a wonderful combination of blueberries and sabayon with a creme brulee kind of crust. Cooking time does not include cooling time.

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    For the Compote

    For the Sabayon

    For the crust


    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan on medium low heat, melt the butter.
    2. 2
      Add the sugar, vanilla bean, mint, cassis and blueberries.
    3. 3
      Cook slowly until the berries are softened, about 7 minutes.
    4. 4
      Transfer to an ovenproof gratin dish or baking dish, remove vanilla bean and let cool.
    5. 5
    6. 6
      Bring water in the bottom of a double boiler to a bare simmer.
    7. 7
      Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean.
    8. 8
      Add the eggs to the top of the double boiler and whisk.
    9. 9
      Whisk in the vermouth, sugar and seeds from the vanilla bean.
    10. 10
      Continue whisking until the mixture doubles in volume.
    11. 11
      Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    12. 12
      When ready to serve:.
    13. 13
      Preheat broiler or (if you're lucky enough to have one)have a small culinary blowtorch ready.
    14. 14
      Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
    15. 15
      Fold cream into cooled sabayon.
    16. 16
      Pour the mixture over the berries.
    17. 17
      Sprinkle the entire top with confectioners' sugar.
    18. 18
      Place under the broiler or wield blowtorch until top is nicely browned.
    19. 19
      Serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 19, 2005


      Delicious and easy way to use summer berries - I think this will also work for other berries too. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gratin of Blueberries With Vanilla

    Serving Size: 1 (133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 263.3
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 245.4 mg
    Sodium 16.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 20.5 g
    Protein 4.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vanilla beans

    creme de cassis

    vanilla beans

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