Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My sisters recipe, I love anything with mixed berries in it!


  1. Place berries and sugar in a 6-cup ovenproof dish, toss gently to combine.
  2. Place sour cream, eggs and flour in a bowl and whisk to combine, then pour over berries.
  3. Bake gratin at 180c for 30 minutes or until top is firm and light golden.
  4. Serve warm with thick cream.
Most Helpful

Excellent way to use berries! My ds said this was the best desert we've had in a long time! I made one minor change by using 1 cup of coconut milk instead of sour cream and cooking it a bit longer than indicated (about one hour at 350-degrees F.). I also mixed my berries up in slightly different amounts than indicated using about 5 1/2 cups of berries. Thanks Jan for posting. We will definitely be having this again, perhaps using frozen berries to make it a all-season desert.

ellie_ August 13, 2003

This recipe has been sitting in my cookbook untouched for over a year. May I say, the wait was well worth it! But, I am sad for all the times I could have languished in this recipe's etherial deliciousness. This is the closest yet to a dessert dish I used to consume with a passion in the 1980's at a little back-street bistro in Venice Beach, California called The Moustache Cafe. I was tempted many times to assemble this recipe using frozen berries, which I'm sure would have worked just fine, but I waited for the summer so I could use fresh (and organic) berries. This is a dish you can get lost into, with every bite being a gift to the senses. Yes, you can even get lost in its warm and delicate smell. I added some Oregon blackberries to mine which only added another arousing dimension to the dish. I believe it is essential to use the castor sugar as directed. It is also known as "Super-Fine" sugar in the US. This is probably one of the simplest recipes to create where the final reward is so great and rewarding.

whatcha got cookin' August 23, 2009

This is a great recipe! I had no idea how in the world it would come out but it was wonderful! I used mixed frozen berries and less sugar than called for (we don't like things too sweet). I added some cinnamon. The house smelled wonderful all the time it cooked (in fact all the next day too). I too cooked it about an hour. It wasn't done in 30 minutes. We will have this over and over! Thank you so much.

Dr. Jeanne November 13, 2004