Photo: Erin Kunkel Styling: Chelsea Zimmer
Hands-on Time
22 Mins
Total Time
22 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/4 cup cheese and 1/2 cup berries)

You may adapt this dessert to your taste by adjusting the blend of berries, the amount of honey, or even the amount of cheese. The idea is luxury in the amount of berries. Fromage blanc is wonderfully subtle; you can sub Greek yogurt, which is tangier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine half of berries and honey in a small saucepan over low heat; cook 8 minutes or until slightly warmed, gently stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in basil leaves.

Step 2

Scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Combine seeds and cheese in a small bowl, stirring well.

Step 3

Spoon about 1/4 cup cheese mixture into each of 6 glasses or small bowls. Top each serving with about 1/4 cup warm berry mixture. Top each serving with 1/4 cup remaining fresh berries and a basil sprig. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Worth trying

October 04, 2016
Interesting!  My first experience with fromage blanc.  I didn't really get enough vanilla flavor from my one vanilla bean; might use a bit of vanilla extract next time.  The berries were great (i used raspberries, strawberries and blueberries).  Don't know that I'd spring for the special cheese next time but it was good.  I found it at our New Seasons Market but it was local and didn't list the fat content.  It seemed like extra creamy cream cheese but not as fatty tasting as say a brie.