Rating: 5 stars 4.8
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Creme caramel belongs on the short list for 'World's Greatest Dessert.' The way the almost-burnt caramel layer gets fused on, and becomes one with, the creamy custard is nothing short of magic.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 (6.5 oz.) creme caramels
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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 325 degrees F. Lightly spray 4 heatproof 6.5-oz. ramekins with vegetable spray. Place ramekins in a casserole dish.

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  • Place 1/2 cup sugar in a small, heavy, dry skillet over medium heat. When sugar begins to melt around the edges, gently shake the pan continually, swirling sugar around, until all the sugar melts; don't use utensils to stir. When sugar is completely melted and dark brown, remove the pan from heat.

  • Quickly pour equal amounts of caramel syrup into the 4 prepared ramekins.

  • Place 1 egg and 3 egg yolks in a bowl with a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes frothy, about 1 minute.

  • Spoon the creme fraiche into the egg mixture; add the milk, vanilla, and Grand Marnier. Whisk together until ingredients are completely mixed.

  • Ladle mixture into the prepared ramekins, filling them about 2/3 to 3/4 full.

  • Fill casserole with hot tap water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Place casserole on middle rack of preheated oven.

  • Bake until just barely set, 45 to 50 minutes. You can start checking for doneness at about 40 minutes.

  • Using tongs, remove the ramekins from the casserole to a cooling rack. When just slightly warm, run a sharp paring knife around the edge of each custard.

  • To unmold, cover ramekin with a small plate, then invert. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 243.9mg; sodium 191.3mg. Full Nutrition
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