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Glazed Polenta With Hot Berry Jam

Glazed Polenta With Hot Berry Jam

This delicious polenta recipe is sweet enough to be dessert. Don't skip the step when you broil the brown sugar; it creates the perfect crispy topping.

Health MARCH 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 bowl)
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 1/3 cups frozen blueberries or raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 5 ounces polenta, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons light brown sugar


1. Divide berries evenly among 4 (4-ounce) small bowls or ramekins. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar; set aside.

2. Combine polenta and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until smooth and hot, stirring with a whisk. Remove polenta mixture from heat; stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt.

3. Preheat broiler.

4. Divide polenta mixture over fruit in bowls; sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar over each bowl. Place bowls on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until sugar melts. Let stand before serving.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes Sugars 19g.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Calcium: 74mg

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Glazed Polenta With Hot Berry Jam Recipe