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Homemade Vanilla Creme Brulee

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Take five simple ingredients and make your own homemade vanilla creme brulee and feel like a chef in your home. Delicious and creamy dessert with a hint of vanilla. It is hard to have just one custard tart.

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Creme Brulee
Restaurant Quality Creamy Dessert at Home

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Give it a try and amaze your family and friends with a dessert that looks as elegant. You just might make this a staple for your next holiday meal.

Hints to Successful Creme Brulee

Refrigerate to Set

I would recommend letting the custard cool for a few hours in the refrigerator before adding the sugar and heating it with a torch to caramelize the sugar. If you don’t you might end up with a bit of a soupy mess.

Dusting of Sugar

Make sure when putting the sugar on top for the caramelizing, dust a thin layer all over.

Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee

Caramelizing Sugar

While using a torch to caramelize the sugar is quick and easy, if you don’t own one, go ahead and use your oven on the broiler setting. Make sure to keep a close eye on it as it will only take a few minutes to caramelize. If you are looking to purchase a torch for your kitchen, here is a very nice and economical model. (While I like to let it set up a bit, people have been able to serve the homemade vanilla creme brulee warm because they used the torch to caramelize the sugar).

While I have not tried this, I have heard of people using the back of a spoon. Heat the spoon up over the flame of a stove and touch the back of it to the sugar to caramelize it.

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Homemade Vanilla Creme Brulee

Vanilla creme brulee is a restaurant dessert that can easily be made at home. Learn how to quickly make this dessert at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream, Dessert, pie, recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 424kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 6 Large Egg Yoks
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Start heating the heavy cream, milk, and vanilla in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat until the mixture is softly simmering.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, (A bowl that is heatproof) beat the sugar and egg yolks together. This will take a minute or two-when the sugar is dissolved, the mixture will become a pale yellow.
  • Temper the sugar and egg mixture with the cream mixture by slowly adding ½ cup of the cream mixture and using a wire whisk to incorporate the mixtures well. Continue to slowly add the rest of the cream mixture to the bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place 6 custard ramekins (approximately 5 oz. size) on a large cookie sheet or cake pan. Strain the mixture through fine mesh sieve and pour into the ramekins.
  • Pour hot water about ½ up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Place in the oven on the middle rack.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and turning the pan half way through the baking.
  • Test for doneness by jiggling the pan slightly. It should jiggle like Jell-O.
  • To caramelize, dust with white granulated sugar and heat with torch until desired caramel is achieved. When ready to serve, top each custard with about a teaspoon of sugar in a thin layer. Place ramekins in a broiler 2 to 3 inches from heat source. Turn on broiler. Cook until sugar melts and browns or even blackens a bit, about 5 minutes. Serve within two hours.
    Caramelizing Sugar with Torch

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 297mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 155mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1469IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg

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