Orange Lime Crème Caramel

Author: Canadian Living

This traditional custard dessert baked in a caramel-coated mould has a surprising burst of citrus. Reducing the milk with the sugar makes it similar to evaporated milk.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2003

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Custard:
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp/4 ml vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime rind

Method

In deep heavy saucepan, stir sugar with 2 tbsp (25 mL) water over medium heat until dissolved, brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat; boil vigorously, brushing down side of pan but without stirring, until dark amber, 8 minutes. Immediately pour into 4-cup (1 L) oval baking dish, swirling to coat bottom.

Custard: In separate heavy saucepan, heat milk until tiny bubbles form around edge. Meanwhile, using knife, split vanilla bean lengthwise in half; scrape out seeds. Add seeds to milk along with sugar and salt ; simmer until reduced to 3-1/2 cups (875 mL), about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in bowl, combine eggs, egg yolks and orange and lime rinds. Pour milk mixture through cheesecloth-lined sieve into egg mixture, whisking to combine. Pour into caramel-coated dish.

Place dish in larger roasting pan; pour in enough hot water to come halfway up side of dish. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until knife inserted in centre comes out clean, 1 hour. Let cool in water bath on rack to room temperature. Remove to rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Cover; refrigerate for up to 2 days; place dish in warm water for 5 minutes before inverting.)

To serve, run knife around edge of dish; place serving platter on top and invert.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 97 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 240.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 255 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 31 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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