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Easy Crème Brûlée

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This Easy Crème Brûlée recipe is not hard at all. You won’t even believe how easy it is.

Ingredients

  • 5 whole Egg Yolks
  • ½ cups Granulated Sugar, Plus More To Sprinkle For Topping
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Berries Or Mint, For Garnish (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325ºF.

Whisk together egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Add cream and vanilla and gently stir to combine, taking care not to mix quickly so as not to introduce extra bubbles. Place un-filled ramekins in a baking or casserole dish and fill baking dish with hot water until about halfway up sides of ramekins. Pour egg mixture into the ramekins.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking every 10 minutes after 35–40 minutes. When done, a knife inserted into the center of the egg mixture should come out mostly clean.

Remove from the baking dish and lay on a clean dish towel to dry, set and cool. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or longer to cool.

Set oven to low broiler setting.

Sprinkle a thin, even layer of granulated sugar over the top of the cooked custard. Completely, but lightly, cover the custard with the sugar. Place the ramekins back into the baking dish and surround by ice and cold water until the water almost reaches halfway up the sides (don’t fill too high with water, as the ice will melt and add to the volume of water). Place baking dish with ramekins under the broiler (or use a crème brûlée torch) for 2–5 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and creates a golden brown, caramelized crust.

If you don’t want to wait for the custard to cool in the refrigerator and would prefer to have the custard warm, follow the step above without letting cool. This is pretty tasty as well.

Garnish with sliced strawberries, a few fresh berries and/or some fresh mint leaves.

Enjoy!

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sk8rvet on 7.18.2012

This a a fabulous, fool proof recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Jeanne (aka NanaBread) on 4.25.2011

This is the easiest, most wonderful dessert recipe ever!
I substituted pure vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract, and it was superb. Simple, extremely flavorful, and a fabulously smooth, creamy texture. The crunchy caramelized sugar crust is to die for, too. AND I didn’t burn anything (including myself or my kitchen)! I’ll be making this much more often than I probably should, and I’ll love every spoonful of it!

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