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Classic Creme Brulee

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Ingredients
  Heavy cream 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Superfine sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 6 , lightly beaten
  Light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Not Firmly Packed)
Directions

Cook and stir cream, sugar, vanilla, and yolks in the top of a double boiler over simmering water 7-10 minutes until mixture coats a wooden spoon.
Pour into an un-greased shallow 1 1/2-quart casserole and stir 1-2 minutes.
Place wax paper directly on surface of creme, cool to room temperature, then chill 1-2 hours.
Preheat broiler.
Sprinkle a 1/4" layer of brown sugar evenly over creme, set casserole in a shallow bed of crushed ice, and broil 6"-8" from heat about 3 minutes until sugar melts and bubbles (watch so it doesn't burn).
Remove from ice, chill 10-15 minutes, then serve, including some of the crackly topping with each portion.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 946 Calories from Fat 639

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g111.7%

Saturated Fat 43.6 g218%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 524.2 mg174.7%

Sodium 79.3 mg3.3%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 67.1 g

Protein 7 g14.5%

Vitamin A 59.4% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 14.6% Iron 3.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Classic Creme Brulee Recipe