Russian Raspberry Gratin

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Appears in
Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics

By Jeremiah Tower

Published 1986

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This is one of those simple desserts that have far more impact than their few ingredients would seem to indicate. It is fast, easy, sinfully comforting and delicious.


  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 2 cups sour cream or crème fraîche
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Heat the broiler.

Pick over the raspberries and remove any mildewed ones, husks, or leaves. Place the berries in a shallow baking dish. Stir the sour cream until smooth and spread over the berries. Sprinkle with the brown sugar. Broil until the sugar begins to bubble and lightly caramelize. Be careful not to burn the sugar. Serve immediately.