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Maple Creme Brulee

The slow cooker is the perfect cooking vessel for this classic dessert. The crunchy brown sugar topping in the recipe is wonderful, and the custard is smooth and creamy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, heat cream until bubbles form around sides of pan. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, brown sugar and cinnamon. Remove cream from the heat; stir a small amount of hot cream into egg mixture. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir in maple flavoring.
  • Transfer to three 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add 1 in. of boiling water to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until centers are just set (mixture will jiggle). Carefully remove ramekins from slow cooker; cool for 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • For topping, combine sugars and sprinkle over ramekins. Hold a kitchen torch about 2 in. above custard surface; rotate slowly until sugar is evenly caramelized. Serve immediately.
  • If broiling the custards, preheat broiler and place ramekins on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Broil 8 in. from heat until sugar is caramelized, 3-5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, 1-2 hours.

Test Kitchen tips
  • You can make these ahead. Top with sugar and caramelize right before serving.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 578 calories, 44g fat (26g saturated fat), 350mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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    • wild_violet1964
      Nov 10, 2016

      rumbamel Are there really people out there this limited! Giving a recipe a rating that they can't even read right. This has a nice twist to regular vanilla cream brulee, the cooking time was just a little over 2 hrs. and it was very good.