I have been making creme brulee for my wife for quite some time and one day she asked me, 'Honey, is it possible to make creme brulee out of eggnog? I think that would be so yummy.' So, I bought some eggnog and set about finding out if it is possible, and it is. You can also take the same recipe and pour it into a prepared pie crust for an eggnog custard pie. It's a lot less work and hassle than individual ramekins.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place 4 ramekins or custard cups into a shallow baking dish, and fill the dish with water to half-way up the sides of the ramekins.

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  • Pour the eggnog into a pan over medium heat. Cook and stir occasionally until the mixture simmers, about 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place the egg yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl; beat until light colored and frothy. Stir in the mascarpone until well blended and smooth. Whisk 1/4 cup of the heated eggnog mixture into the eggs. Gradually whisk the remaining eggnog into the eggs. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve to remove any egg strands. If desired, stir in the nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour into the prepared ramekins, dividing evenly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until custard has set, 30 to 45 minutes. Centers should wiggle slightly when shaken, but not be soupy.

  • Remove from oven and cool 30 minutes; refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 30.8g; fat 23.7g; cholesterol 306mg; sodium 88mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
I thought it was very good. I used rum instead of the vanilla. It will be a regular holdiay dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2009
This was all right. I LOVE creme brulee so I guess I shouldn't stray:o) I also like eggnog and wanted a "festive" dessert for my Christmas Eve dinner. The directions were good I had no trouble it set up nicely the consistancy was good- I don't know it just was kind of..... not creme brulee. Maybe it was TOO eggnog-y or something. If you ADORE eggnog this may perfect for you! If I were to make it again I think I'd add some southern comfort or brandy or something and replace some of the eggnog with cream. Read More
(8)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
I thought it was very good. I used rum instead of the vanilla. It will be a regular holdiay dessert. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
SO GOOD! The marscapone makes it amazing. I also used a lot of rum instead of vanilla and it was so delicious. If I make regular creme brulee again I will absolutely use the marscapone. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2009
This was all right. I LOVE creme brulee so I guess I shouldn't stray:o) I also like eggnog and wanted a "festive" dessert for my Christmas Eve dinner. The directions were good I had no trouble it set up nicely the consistancy was good- I don't know it just was kind of..... not creme brulee. Maybe it was TOO eggnog-y or something. If you ADORE eggnog this may perfect for you! If I were to make it again I think I'd add some southern comfort or brandy or something and replace some of the eggnog with cream. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
I was craving an eggnog pie so I used this recipe as the filling. I made it as listed on the site except I added brandy in place of the optional vanilla. I baked the filling in a deep dish regular pastry pie crust in a water bath until firm approximately 55 minutes. Just awesome - great rich eggnog flavor with a firm creamy texture from the marscapone. Since there was no burnt sugar on top I would compare this more to a custard than a creme brulee. I will definitely make again as custard or pie. Yummy!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2010
I thought this was fantastic. I love creme brulee and eggnog and this combines the two well. I covered the top in a half white/half brown sugar topping and torched it to give it that restaurant creme brulee taste and it turned out marvelous. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
this was delicious and I did add 1/4 cup Brandy to take it over the top..... I doubled the recipe - plan alcohol accordingly! an additional note is that normally I place the ramekins in a 9x13 inch baking pan with 1 inch of water for very even baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2012
It was very good. I liked the idea of adding Mascapone cheese. However it's pretty pricey so I substituted cream cheese. The recipe said nothing about the brulee sugar on top so this was more like an Eggnog custard. I know how to brulee so I just added some white sugar on the top of each and torched it. Very simple. I used it for a pre-Christmas dinner party and everyone said they loved it. I know I'll make it again so long as the eggnog is still available in the grocery store. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
rich and creamy creme brulee. Great for the holidays. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
I love eggnog and I love creme brulee. The two are a match made in heaven. Read More
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