Classic Crème Brûlée Classic Crème Brûlée

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 8 servings
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In saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat until steaming hot. In bowl, whisk egg yolks with granulated sugar; very gradually whisk in cream. Whisk in vanilla.

Skim off foam. Divide mixture among eight 3/4-cup (175 mL) ramekins or custard cups.

Place ramekins in 2 large shallow pans. Gently pour boiling water into pans to come up halfway up sides of ramekins.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are set but centres still quiver and small knife inserted into centres comes out creamy. Remove from water; let cool on racks. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until chilled and set, or for up to 2 days.

Fill two shallow pans with enough ice to surround ramekins; nestle chilled custards among cubes. Pat surface of each custard dry; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.

Broil 6 inches (15 cm) from heat for 2 to 6 minutes or until sugar bubbles and turns dark brown, rearranging pans and removing each ramekin when ready. Chill, uncovered, for at least 10 minutes before serving, or for up to 3 hours.

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Classic Crème Brûlée