Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée
Photo by Ben Fink


  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • Pinch salt
  • 10 egg yolks
  • ½ vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sugar

Heat the oven to 325°F. Heat the cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat until scalded (you'll see small bubbles on the sides of the pan). Split the vanilla bean in half, if using, and scrape the seeds into the cream. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, slowly whisk the sugar into the egg yolks. Slo...

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Variations on Crème Brûlée

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    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • Garnishes: strawberries, fresh mint sprigs
    • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
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