Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

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Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

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4
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10min
Prep
1hr10min
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    The highlight of eating crème brûlée is cracking through the caramelized sugar top to get to the smooth, rich cream beneath it. To caramelize each top: sprinkle a generous amount of sugar on a chilled custard, then hold the flame of a kitchen torch just above the sugar and move it around the custard top until the sugar caramelizes. Serve desserts about 10 minutes after caramelizing.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 4
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    2vanilla beans, halved lengthwise, or 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
    2 c.Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    c.plus 1/4 c. Hy-Vee sugar, divided
    tsp.Hy-Vee salt
    6egg yolks

    Things To Grab

    • 5-quart rectangular baking dish
    • 4 shallow (4-oz) ramekins
    • Fine-mesh strainer
    • Kitchen torch

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line inside bottom of a 5-qt. rectangular baking dish with a kitchen towel. Place four shallow (4-oz.) ramekins on towel in dish; set aside.

    2. Scrape seeds from vanilla beans; add seeds and pods or vanilla bean paste to a small heavy saucepan. Stir in 1 cup cream, ⅓ cup sugar and salt. Heat over medium-low heat just until bubbly. Remove from heat. Remove vanilla bean pods, if using. Stir in remaining 1 cup cream.

    3. Whisk egg yolks in a bowl. Slowly whisk in cream mixture. Strain custard mixture through a fine-mesh strainer; divide mixture among ramekins.

    4. Place baking dish on oven rack. Add enough boiling water to towel-lined dish to reach halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake for 30 to
      35 minutes or until centers of custards are just set. Remove ramekins from water; cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

    5. Just before serving, use remaining ¼ cup sugar to sprinkle 1 Tbsp. on each custard. Caramelize and serve desserts as directed above.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      If you do not own a kitchen torch, simply place the ramekins under a preheated broiler for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully not to burn.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    610 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 50g
    • Cholesterol: 410mg
    • Sodium: 120mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Protein: 7g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 45%
    0%
    Vitamin C 2%
    0%
    Iron 4%
    0%
    Calcium 10%

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    Seasons, October 2017