Turbinado Crusted Berries

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by BirdyBaker

Very easy recipe. Strawberries coated in a tasty, sweet turbinado suage coating. This is great served with the goat cheese fondue, but I actually prefer the berries alone. Experiment and see how you like your berries best! Cook and prep are estimates.

Top Review by Susie D

The presentation alone deserves extra stars. This is a very elegant dessert and would be terrific for a romantic dinner. The goat cheese fondue is a tiny bit strong, but does have a terrific flavor. And the sugar coated strawberries are sublime. I do think though that this recipe only serves 4 realistically. After the reduction of the wine & cream, I ended up with less than a cup of sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipe Birdy Baker!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Directions for Turbinado Crusted Strawberries:
  2. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Place egg white in a small bowl.
  3. Place Turbinado sugar in another bowl. Using a pastry brush, lightly paint each strawberry with the egg white (carefully so you don't bruise the fruit).
  4. Roll each strawberry in the sugar, coating evenly.
  5. Place coated strawberries on the prepared sheet pan; reserve.
  6. Directions for Sour Cream and Goat Cheese Fondue:
  7. Place sour cream and goat cheese in blender, reserve.
  8. Place port in non-reactive saucepan over medium heat; cook to reduce by 90% - stand back, as the alcohol will ignite before it burns off.
  9. Add the heavy cram and continue to cook until reduce by 60%.
  10. Add the hot cream and port to the blender and immediately pulse until everything is homogenized.
  11. Season with salt and lemon juice.
  12. Transfer to main Marie, reserve, keeping warm. Yield: 2 cups
  13. To serve:.
  14. Place some of the warm fondue in the center of each slightly warmed dinner plate; place two crusted strawberries on the fondue, side by side.

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