Among many of the awesome deals this week (see picture below ;), are the berry sales in nearly every store around the country. Summer is berry season and a great time to stock your freezer, enjoy them fresh and make this delicious dessert . Over the weekend my sister shared this recipe for a Berry Gratin. Besides the fact we don’t even know how to pronounce ‘gratin’ I had never heard of this dish before. I guess it is a common French dessert and it is now going to be a favorite of my family.

If you want a different version of a simple cobbler, this dessert is for you. Instead of a buttery oat crumble, this recipe uses white sandwich bread (or you can be fancy and use day-old croissants). Combine the bread crumbs with butter and brown sugar and you have a crumble that is fabulous with the fresh berries. One of the aspects of this dessert I love is there is only 1/4 of a cup of sugar for the entire 9×13 pan. The fresh berry flavor really takes over and isn’t over powered by too much sugar. The crumbly top, along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect combination of sweet, buttery and a little tartness from the berries. This was a perfect 10 in my book!!

Summer Berry Gratin
Ingredients
  1. 4 1/2 cups fresh summer berries (combination of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
  2. 1 Tbls. sugar
  3. 1 Tbls. vanilla extract
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. 3 large slices white sandwich bread, torn into quarters
  6. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 2 Tbls. butter, softened
  8. Pinch ground cinnamon or nutmeg
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gently toss the berries with the sugar, vanilla and salt then spread into a greased 9x13 pan or individual serving baking dishes.
  2. Pulse the bread, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon together in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 pulses. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the fruit.
  3. Bake the gratin until the crumbs are a deep golden brown and the fruit is hot, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly and then serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
  4. ~Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen.
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