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bea's creme brulee

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Bea L.
Emerald Isle, NC

This is an excellent recipe and has never failed me. This will certainly impress your guests.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For bea's creme brulee

  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2
    vanilla bean, split
  • 3
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar in the raw (natural cane sugar)

How To Make bea's creme brulee

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250. Pour cream into heavy saucepan. Cut the whole vanilla bean in half & store one half for another use. Split the other half & scrape out seeds into the cream...put the bean hull in pot as well. Heat just until the boiling point. Remove from heat & remove bean hull & discard.
  • 2
    In medium bowl whisk together eggs & granulated sugar. Slowly whisk 1 cup hot cream into egg mixture (temper egg first) until sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    Slowly whisk in remaining cream & evenly divide mixture into six 6oz custard cups. Place cups in baking pan & carefully pour enough hot water to come halfway up sides of cups.
  • 4
    Bake on 250 for 1 hr & 15 min or until custard has set. Carefully remove from oven & cool for a bit.
  • 5
    Cover cups w/plastic wrap & refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 6
    To caramelize top: Heat oven on broil. Sprinkle custard with the sugar in the raw & broil until sugar melts & bubbles, being careful not to burn. Serve warm.
  • 7
    You can use one of those hand held torches to caramelize top if you desire.

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