Blackberry Meringue Gratin

Makes 4 servngs


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3 1/2 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3 large egg whites
Mint sprigs


1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup blackberries and 1 tablespoon sugar. Set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar, yogurt, and lemon peel. Gently mix in remaining berries.

3. Spoon yogurt-berry mixture into 4 ovenproof ramekins or bowls, each 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep and 4 to 5 inches wide.

4. In a deep bowl, whip egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Continue to beat and gradually add remianing sugar (about 1 tablespoon every 15 seconds) until whites hold stiff peaks when beaters are lifted.

5. Swirl meringue equally over yogurt-berry mixture. Set dishes in a 10- by 15-inch rimmed pan. Broil about 4 inches from heat until meringue is browned, 30 to 60 seconds.

6. Spoon reserved sugared berries and their juice over meringues. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 202
Caloriesfromfat 4.9 %
Protein 5.8 g
Fat 1.1 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 5.7 g
Sodium 71 mg
Cholesterol 2.6 mg