Creme Brulee I

    1 day 7 hours 10 mins

    Stovetop creme brulee with a brown sugar top, served over fruit -- use strawberries or raspberries, or substitute your favourite seasonal fruit.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
    • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
    • 4 cups (600g) strawberries or raspberries

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1day6hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1day7hr10min 

    1. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed, 5 minutes or until thick and light yellow. Gradually beat in sugar.
    2. Heat cream in medium saucepan over medium heat until just hot to the touch. A little at a time, so the eggs do not curdle, stir half of the cream into the egg yolk mixture. Then stir all the egg yolk and cream mixture into the remaining cream in the saucepan. Cook, stirring continuously, over low heat, 5 to 8 minutes, until mixture thickens; do not boil. Pour custard into 24cm (9 inch) pie tin, cover and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
    3. Before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar and place under preheated oven broiler, or use a kitchen torch to melt sugar. Serve with berries.

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    I've been trying to find an easy recipe that still tastes good and this is it!  -  07 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very disappointed. I wish I had read the reviews first as the custard did not set for us either and was used for a school project.  -  02 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Not worth the effort – Custard did not ever set. Favor was great (added a touch of vanilla bean), and ease of preparation was great, but overall was very disappointed in this recipe.  -  27 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)