When I took the first few bites of this dessert at the Natural Kitchen Cooking School, I wasn’t impressed. I’m used to much sweeter desserts and typically don’t consider something a dessert if it doesn’t have chocolate infused somewhere. The more I ate though, the more I started to enjoy this different take on polenta. Usually I enjoy my polenta (aka “grits”) savory and usually as a breakfast item. This cornmeal was sweetened with apple juice and included blueberries and a brown rice syrup-based glaze. It was a complex mouth feel and would be enjoyed by those who do not prefer very sweet dishes. I thought this would also serve well as a breakfast or brunch item. Amazing!
When we made these in class, we served them in a large 9 inch tart pan. For my own home creation, I decided to use small ramekins and was pleased with the single serving amount. These would be adorable to serve to guests.