Any fruit—fresh, canned or frozen—can be used to make this instant version of crème brûlée. The fruit is topped with Greek-style yogurt, which is lower in fat than cream, and then with raw sugar. Lastly, the ramekins are grilled so the sugar melts into a rich caramel topping.
Bananas are great energy providers and one of the best fruit sources of potassium, a mineral we need in order to keep a stable balance of water in our bodies. Apart from pure carbohydrate, bananas also provide fibre plus useful amounts of vitamins B6 and C, magnesium and copper.
• Instead of yogurt, you could use reduced-fat ricotta cheese or reduced-fat thickened cream.
• Try chopped peaches or nectarines, or a mixture of summer fruits, prepared the same way.
• Plums, rhubarb, cherries and raspberries can also be used, but these fruits are best if they are lightly stewed in a minimum amount of water until tender, then cooled, before the yogurt topping goes on.