Lemon Berry Bake

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One last berry recipe at the tail end of summer. This one is delicious with mild, creamy Naufchatel cream cheese, some unique lemon curd and the berry of your choice. I have tried this now with raspberries and blueberries – wonderful – the flavors really explode in your mouth. When I served it last week, I think everyone went back for seconds!  Marionberries and blackberries would be flavor packed as well.

This time I started with my simple 6 ingredients (if you cannot find Naufchatel cream cheese, just substitute regular cream cheese). Make sure you place berries in a broiler proof dish. Oh, go ahead an preheat your broiler now, because this will only take a few minutes to mix up.

Lemon berry bake 1

Lemon curd is an interesting ingredient. Kind of like concentrated, sweetened lemony goodness. It is thicker (and more wonderful) than lemon pie filling. It’s a little pricey, but it’s the real deal. One jar will make two recipes of dessert.Lemon Berry bake 2

Cream together Naufchatel cheese, sour cream, lemon curd and if you have it, some lemon zest. Spoon this over your berries.

Lemon Berry Bake 3

Generously sprinkle brown sugar over the creamy cloud of lemony goodness. (Look – even the bees were interested.)

Lemon Berry bake 4

Place under broiler for 2-4 minutes – watching carefully.  The brown sugar melts and forms this sugary almost candy coating across the top. (I have made this two different ovens now. The first oven’s broiler didn’t get very hot – ever-  so the top rack was fine. My new oven’s broiler gets very hot, and I found that the top layer of brown sugar was going to burn before the remaining sugar melted.  I moved it down a position. If you do step away too long and it burns, don’t be afraid to peel off the burned parts and try again.)

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This can be served warm, right away, or chill and serve the next day. Here’s the results:

Lemon berry bake 7

For those of you who are Gluten Free please double check the list of ingredients on the jar of lemon curd because ingredients do change.

Lemon Berry Bake

By Linda Hazen Published: August 27, 2013

  • Yield: 4-6 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Ready In: 9 mins

One last berry recipe at the tail end of summer. This one is delicious with mild, creamy Naufchatel cream cheese, some unique lemon curd and the berry of your choice.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place oven rack to top or second position (depending on how hot your broiler runs) and preheat broiler.
  2. In a bowl, blend cream cheese, sour cream, lemon curd and zest until smooth. Scatter berries in a 12" tart pan or deep pie dish. Spread mixture over berries. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  3. Place in oven and broil until sugar is bubbly and caramelized, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve warm or chill and serve later.
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