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Classic Crème Brulee Recipe

Classic Crème Brulee Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.