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Easy Honey Nut Creme Fraiche Dessert

If you’re like me, you love finding desserts that are nutrient-dense and raw. Something about it makes me feel… What’s the word? Guiltless? Brilliant? I don’t know.

I made this for the first time last week, and I was shocked — shocked — at just how good it was. My kids raved about it. My husband asked for seconds. And it took less than a minute to prepare.

I kid you not. Less than 60 seconds.

So, here’s the scoop. It’s hardly worth calling this a recipe, but I figure I’ll treat it like one anyway for all you super-organized folks out there.

The Players

The How-To

These directions make a single serving, so I’m showing you how to whip it together in your serving cup. This is an old tea cup from my mother-in-law’s everyday china. To begin, plop in your dollop of creme fraiche or cultured sour cream.

Next, add in the small dollop of nut butter.

Add a drizzle of honey.

And, stir.

ENJOY.

I know it doesn’t look glamorous, and it might sound a little bit weird. But it’s heavenly!

I’m arleady growing excited by all the variations I can do with this. Just imagine stirring in the freshly picked berries of late Spring. YUM.

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20 Responses to Easy Honey Nut Creme Fraiche Dessert
  1. damaged justice
    April 16, 2009 | 11:19 pm

    I love nut butter and coconut cream, no honey or other sweetener required — blend with a fork until whipped, but leave a few lumps of cream…eat with a spoon, or spatula! Heavenly! Or add butter and/or coconut oil, for even more fat :)

  2. Jen
    April 17, 2009 | 1:55 am

    I strained grass fed, whole milk yogurt for whey this week. I added honey and walnuts to the “cheese” and spread it on a homemade, whole wheat sourdough bagel. It was divine! I snuck a few spoonfuls while making it too. It sounds very similar to this, and I agree… it’s amazing!

  3. Natalie
    April 17, 2009 | 4:24 am

    YUM. I will try this tonight, maybe! Thanks for this!

    Natalie

  4. Sarah
    April 17, 2009 | 7:48 am

    Yum! This looks great (and would be yummy for breakfast too!)

    Thank you!

    Sarah

    Sarah

  5. Jessie
    April 17, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    I love simple desserts! it is always satisfying.

    Jessie

  6. KristenM
    April 17, 2009 | 6:11 pm

    DamagedJuice — Mmmm. Coconut cream. Sounds wonderful!

    Everyone — Thanks for the compliments. I felt silly sharing this since it’s hardly a “recipe,” but people shouldn’t be deprived of such an easy snack! I can’t believe how long I lived without knowing how tasty this could be.

  7. Dinneen (Eat Without Guilt)
    April 17, 2009 | 7:43 pm

    Looks devine! I love creme fraiche. I lived in France for 5 years so used it a lot! It’s such a staple there. Too bad we don’t use it much here. Sour cream is just not the same. Cultured sour cream? I haven’t tried that yet.

    I know I can make my own creme fraiche, but do you make your own or buy it at the store? If so, what store do you buy it at and/or what brand do you recommend?

    I also love your comment about it being “Guiltless” — that’s what I’m all about :-)

    Thanks for a simple, healthy and easy recipe!

    Dinneen (Eat Without Guilt)

  8. KristenM
    April 17, 2009 | 10:54 pm

    Dinneen — We make our own using raw cream & buttermilk. It’s so easy to do! Next time I make some I’ll try to get some pics so that I can put a post up about it.

  9. Jen
    April 17, 2009 | 11:31 pm

    I would love to see a post about making creme fraiche!!

  10. Heidi from Savory Tv
    April 18, 2009 | 12:56 pm

    I’m a big fan of freshly ground almond butter, I would love to try this! Hmm, perhaps with some dark chocolate shavings on top!

  11. Elisabeth
    April 19, 2009 | 6:24 am

    Have no shame, food renegade. An easy but nutritious recipe is worth its weight in gold.
    I love this one and also use yogurt a lot for puds. The truly-decadent version involves grated (fair trade organic) dark chocolate. However now I am turning into a bit of a no-dairy girl, I will try the coconut version. In fact I have been craving cococut recently…

    My big complaint is that bars/pubs do not serve healthy drinks that boost energy! I hate the ones made with droves of sweeteners and additives. I have been dreaming of a healthy coconut one recently…

    Elisabeth

  12. Lolaloves13
    April 19, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    You inspired me to throw together organic peanut butter, raw cream, and a
    little raw honey. It was so good! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Local Nourishment
    April 22, 2009 | 12:51 pm

    My creme fraiche was done this morning and I made this to have with my lunch. Oh My. Better than ice cream!

    Local Nourishment

  14. KristenM
    April 22, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    Local Nourishment — I KNOW! Isn’t it, though?

  15. Lee
    April 23, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    Is it bad to have made this and eaten it for breakfast? Wow, amazingly rich and delicious. A great way to start – or end – the day. Thanks for the great recipe.

    -Lee

    Lee

  16. Barbara
    August 24, 2010 | 1:03 pm

    Am enjoying this delicious desert right this minute! I also used the peanutbutter since we don’t have any other nutbutter in Belgium. Happened to have some ground hazelnut which I added, and a pecan on top. Thank you for the great recipe!

  17. Meg
    December 30, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    There’s no shame in posting simple recipes. :)
    I first discovered a variation of this on an SCD recipe site, and thought it was genius! Us SCDers are supposed to eat a lot of yogurt, so I’m always looking for ways to mix it up. I like it best with homemade SCD yogurt, almond butter, light on the honey, and with a whole ripe banana mashed in. Chill for an hour or so (or freeze!) and enjoy. I call it “banana nut pudding”. :)

  18. Tina
    May 15, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Might be a bit more tangy rather than sweet, but I always have raw milk Kefir “cream” cheese left over from draining out the whey for ferments. Using the kefir “cream” cheese would really give it a probiotic punch!

  19. Lilly Sue
    August 24, 2012 | 7:56 am

    Simple but yummy. I hear breakfast! :)

  20. Rebecca Wheeler
    May 21, 2013 | 8:35 pm

    Just “made” this and it’s so satisfying, simple and delicious! I’m so glad you posted about it as I would not have thought of it. I was just wondering yesterday what I should do with the leftover creme fraiche I have in the fridge from a recipe!

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