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Fat-Free Crème Brûlée

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Fat Free Crème Brûlée

Fat-free Crème Brulée

Fiona Haynes
Crème Brûlée is a dessert to die for, but oh, the fat and calories. Here's a fat-free version that would make a wonderful Valentine's Day dessert. I use strained nonfat Greek yogurt, which is thick and creamy. You could stir in a 1 tsp of vanilla extract into the Greek yogurt beforehand if you want a slightly less tart flavor, but the fruity surprise at the bottom of the Crème Brûlée, and the brown sugar topping may offer sufficient sweetness in this heavenly dessert.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes


  • 1 16-ounce tub of fat-free Greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 strawberries cut into slices


Preheat broiler.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of preserves into the bottom of 4 4-ounce ramekins, then fill ramekins with Greek yogurt. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. Place ramekins on a baking sheet under broiler until sugar caramelizes, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn. Allow to cool slightly. Place strawberry slices on top and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Per Serving: Calories 172, Calories from Fat 2, Total Fat 0.2g (sat 0.1g), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 100mg, Carbohydrate 35.7g, Fiber 0.4g, Protein 6.7g

*Trader Joe’s carries strained fat free Greek yogurt. You may have to buy smaller-sized tubs.

If you can’t find Greek yogurt, use fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt, but make sure you strain it first. Our Guide to Greek Food shows us how.

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 4 out of 5
creme brulee, Member tanya.jane

I absolutely love creme brulee! It is my favorite desert so I was excited when I went looking for recipies to make my fat free ""fage"" yogurt taste a little better to find this recipe. After reading the 2 reviews about it, I was prepared to be disappointed, but was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I will make it again and maybe without the brown sugar because it was so sweet and I'm trying to use very limited sugar in my diet. (The brown sugar didn't carmalize, but that was ok). I had a mixed frozen berry medly from Costco that I used for the bottom and I did add the vanilla flavoring. It felt like a warm comforting dessert that I don't need to feel guilty about. It is a great alternative to a fattening, dessert!

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