Butterscotch Pudding with Creme Fraiche Topping

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 5 hrs
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Butterscotch Pudding with Creme Fraiche Topping

Ingredients
1
cup packed light brown sugar
1/4
cup cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
cups half-and-half or light cream
5
egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4
cup butter, cut into small pieces
2
teaspoons vanilla
 
Creme Fraiche Topping*

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  3. Pour pudding into a large bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill for 4 to 5 hours or until well chilled. Serve with Creme Fraiche Topping.

From the Test Kitchen

*

Try one of these additional topping ideas: chopped chocolate-covered English toffee or dried tart cherries.

Creme Fraiche Topping

Ingredients

2
tablespoons goat cheese (chevre)
1/2
cup creme fraiche
1
tablespoon sugar
 
freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a small serving bowl combine goat cheese, creme fraiche, and sugar. Sprinkle lightly with freshly grated nutmeg.
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