Caramel Creme Brulee

I love Better than Sex in Key West.  They have the best desserts ever! So, I have recreated my favorite; “Team Cream”.  It is a smooth creme brûlée with a caramel topping.  It truly is the show stopper when I serve it for dessert!

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Step 1:

Beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until thick and creamy.

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Step 2:

Pour cream and milk into saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to a boil.  I use milk here because a pint is only 2 cups and I really have no other need for heavy cream.  So, I usually buy a pint of heavy cream and then use milk for the other 1/2 cup. Remove the cream/milk mixture from the heat immediately.  Slowly incorporate the cream/milk into the egg mixture; careful not to scramble the eggs.

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

 

Step 3:

Pour mixture into the top of a double boiler.  Stiver over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes.  Sometimes this takes a little longer, just be patient.  I don’t have a fancy double boiler, I simply use a saucepan with a glass bowl on top.  Works just fine.  Remove from heat and pour into ramekins.

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

Caramel Creme Brûlée recipe

Step 4:

Bake in a 300 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes; until set.  You will know they are set when you insert a knife into the mixture and it comes out clean.

Step 5:

Let cool and then chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. If its going to be longer, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the creme brûlée so a skin doesn’t form.

Step 6:

When ready to serve, pour a thin layer of caramel sauce over top and garnish with whipped topping.

Caramel Creme Brûlée Recipe

 

Ingredients:

6 egg yolks

4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups heavy cream (one pint)

1/2 cup milk (you can replace this with heavy cream; if you have it on hand)

Caramel ice cream topping

Whipped cream

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