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Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee (Prepared)

Prep

5 mins

Total Time

6 to 8 hours

Serves

5

Ingredients

6 egg yolks
6 tablespoons sugar
3 cups half-and-half cream
1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

Step 1

Beat egg yolks slightly. Add sugar; beat 5 minutes or until eggs are lemon-coloured.

Step 2

Place cream and vanilla pod in top of double boiler; bring to boil. Pour small amount of hot mixture, beating constantly. Return to remaining hot mixture; cook over hot water 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove vanilla pod.

Step 3

Pour mixture into heat-resistant serving dish. Chill 6 to 8 hours or until set.

Step 4

Sift brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over custard. Place under broiler about 4 inches from source of heat. Broil, watching carefully, 3 to 4 minutes or until brown sugar melts. Chill before serving.

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