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White Chocolate Creme Brulee

When you want a dessert for a special occasion, try this one. Serving two, it's perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary dinner. But if need be, you can double the recipe, as I often do for my family. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, chocolate and 2 tablespoons sugar. Heat over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk mixture; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
  • Pour into two 10-oz. ramekins. Place in a baking pan. Add 1 in. of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until center is set. Remove from water bath. Cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • If using a creme brulee torch, sprinkle with remaining sugar. Heat sugar with the torch until caramelized. Serve immediately.
  • If broiling the custards, place ramekins on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Broil 8 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 854 calories, 62g fat (36g saturated fat), 488mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (68g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.
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  • FunQuilter
    Dec 20, 2013

    I made this as a test for a larger group. It was excellent! My ramekins are only 4 oz. so this made 3 servings. I then quadrupled it and it made 9 ramekins. However, I had 3 similar but different size ramekins and it still worked It was a hit with our guests. I do have the torch, so that helped. I put a small amount of readi-whip just on one side over the crust. Great!

  • RRuhlen
    Feb 18, 2012

    My husband isn't really a dessert eater. I made this as part of his birthday dinner and it was a hit! It was so simple to make and was so just so creamy & smooth. I loved it...next time I'll add a bit more white chocolate but that's just for my taste, chocolate makes everything better!!