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Creme Brulee

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Ingredients
  Half and half/Light cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg yolks 5 , slightly beaten
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1 In a small, heavy saucepan heat the half-and-half or light cream over medium-low heat just until bubbly. Remove from heat. Set aside.
2 In a medium mixing bowl combine the egg yolks, 1/3 cup sugar, the vanilla, and salt. Beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater just until combined. Slowly whisk or stir the hot cream into the egg mixture. Place four 4-inch quiche dishes or oval or round tart pans without removable bottoms into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set baking pan on oven rack in a 325° oven. Pour custard mixture evenly into the 4 dishes. Pour very hot water into the baking pan around the 4 dishes, about halfway up the sides of the dishes.
3 Bake in 325° oven for 18 to 24 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of each comes out clean. Remove dishes from water bath; let cool on wire racks. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or for up to 8 hours.
4 Before serving, remove custards from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
5 Place the 1/3 cup sugar in a heavy 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally to heat sugar evenly. Do not stir. Once sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes more or until all of the sugar is melted and golden brown, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon.
6 Spoon melted sugar quickly over custards in a lacy pattern or in a solid piece. If melted sugar starts to harden in skillet, return to heat, stirring until it melts. If it starts to form clumps, carefully stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons water.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Pudding

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1139 Calories from Fat 668

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 76 g116.3%

Saturated Fat 41.8 g209%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1104.5 mg368.2%

Sodium 719.4 mg30%

Total Carbohydrates 91 g30.3%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 68.4 g

Protein 26 g52.4%

Vitamin A 55.9% Vitamin C 7.3%

Calcium 60.7% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Creme Brulee Recipe