linda mcdougal Recipe

Classic Creme Brulee

By linda mcdougal lilacmemaw

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linda's Story

So good!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Don’t let this recipe scare you - It is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever prepare and it will make you look like a star! I love creme brulee so much that it's almost always my choice for my birthday dessert. There are many variations and flavors that you can use but my favorite still remains this Classic Crème Brulee.


egg yolks
1/3 c
2 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
white sugar (for the caramelized tops)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 300.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and pale yellow.
Add cream and vanilla, and continue to whisk until well blended.
Strain into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.
Divide mixture among 6 ramekins or custard cups.
Place in a water bath, and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 40 to 50 minutes.
Longer baking time will be required for larger, deeper ramekins.
Remove from oven and leave in the water bath until cooled.
Remove cups from water bath and chill for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days.
When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of sugar over each custard.
For best results, use a small, hand-held torch to melt sugar.
If you don't have a torch, place under the broiler until sugar melts.
Re-chill custards for a few minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French
Collection: Comfort Classics
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Jaime Fritts jfritts - Dec 29, 2009
    Linda this sounds really good, I may have to make this for New Year's Eve.
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    Tina Mallory tinamj - Nov 30, 2010
    Going to try and make this tonight for my family~!! Thanks! :)
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    Kellie S Luv2mixitup - Feb 8, 2011
    looks good Linda ... i love Creme Brulee
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    Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Feb 8, 2011
    Congrats on the blue ribbon Linda. You know I don't have a recipe for this, thanks!
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    sharon cowles carlymay - Feb 10, 2011
    This one is a keeper... I printed this one out a few days ago and finally got to try last night...I had no clue what a brulee was... just thought is was a fancy smancy pudding...LOL...boy was I wrong.. this is so creamy and much better than any pudding I've ever had.. .. I had plenty of eggs.. I was actually waiting for my hens to get off thier butts and do some work... to finally make this one... I added some vanilla sugar to the top before I placed under the broiler... Mr had more than his fair share last night.. This is going to be on our Valentine menu... thank you so much for this easy delicious dessert...