3Pre-heat the oven to 300°F
1. Heat heavy cream, in a sauce pan, almost to a simmer, stirring frequently.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar until blended. 3. Slowly/gradually stir in the hot cream and vanilla. Start very slow or you may scramble your eggsStrain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup with a pouring lip. Discard anything left in the sieve. Divide the mixture into 8 (4 oz) cups and place in a large baking dish.
5. Fill the baking dish with boiling water about halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake at 300˚F for 35 minutes. Once out of the oven, remove from hot water bath, let cool to room temp then cover and refrigerate creme brulee until fully cooled.