Raspberry Gratin

1 pint (2 cups) fresh raspberries (or your choice of berry)
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream (or cr?me fraiche)
1 cup dark brown sugar


Preheat broiler. Gently fold raspberries and sour cream together in a shallow 1-quart dish. Press the brown sugar through a sieve or mesh colander so that it sprinkles evenly over the dish. Run the dish under the broiler until the sugar just starts to caramelize. Eat at once.

Author’s note: There are a lot of ways you can play around with this ? flavoring the sour cream with lemon, vanilla, cinnamon or almond; using a mix of berries, etc. ? but it is flawless the way it is. Want to fancy it up for fancy people? Make it in individual ramekins or tiny gratin dishes.