Classic Crème Brulee Recipe
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Classic Crème Brulee Recipe

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

Ingredients

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

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.

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.
Originally published as Creme Brulee in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p240

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.

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

this turned out great! i used half of the vanilla extract and a whole vanilla bean. net time i am going to try either a reduced fat whipping cream or half and half.

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

I never knew my favorite dessert was so easy to make at home! This has instantly become a favorite for me and my husband.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

super duper fatty but totally worth it in moderation

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

This is the best creme brulee recipe I have ever eaten -- better than 5 star restaurants. One suggestion would be to strain the egg mixture before pouring into ramekins. This makes it extra smooth and creamy. Yes it is rich in calories but worth every bite.

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