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Classic Crème Brulee

 Classic Crème Brulee
My favorite dessert is Creme Brulee, so I quickly learned how to successfully make this on my own. Recently I was at a party where the guests finished off their own desserts "broiling" the sugar on their portions with a small torch. What a great idea! —Joylyn Trickel
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar


  • In a large saucepan, combine the cream, egg yolks and sugar. Cook and
  • stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick
  • enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer to eight 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place cups in a
  • baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 325° for 25-30 minutes or until centers are just set (mixture
  • will jiggle). Remove ramekins from water bath; cool for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • One hour before serving, place custards on a baking sheet. Sprinkle
  • each with 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar. Broil 8 in. from the heat for
  • 4-7 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 551 calories, 50 g fat (29 g saturated fat), 402 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.