Ginger Creme Brulee

Small kitchen torches are great to use for caramelizing sugar for creme brulees. But if you don't have one, you can still easily produce a melted-sugar topper. Caramelized sugar creates a hard, candylike layer over the custard. The contrast of textures is wonderful.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Bake: 35 mins 325°F
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs

Ginger Creme Brulee

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium saucepan combine half-and-half, the 1/4 cup sugar, and the fresh ginger. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 10 minutes (reduce heat as necessary to prevent boiling). Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain and discard fresh ginger.
  2. Place four 5- or 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually whisk in warm half-and-half mixture. Divide egg mixture among ramekins. Set baking pan on oven rack. Pour enough hot water into baking pan to reach halfway up sides of ramekins.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or just until custards are set in centers. Remove custards from the water; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  4. To serve, let custards stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Sprinkle tops of custards with the 4 teaspoons sugar. Using a small handheld kitchen torch, slowly and evenly melt the sugar. (Or quickly drizzle Caramelized Topper over custards. Let stand for a few minutes or until set.) Sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Serve immediately.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

If you don't have a kitchen torch, prepare the Caramelized Topper instead.

Caramelized Topper

Directions

  1. In an 8-inch skillet cook sugar over medium-high heat until sugar starts to melt, shaking skillet occasionally. Do not stir. When sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes or until all of the sugar is melted, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon. Immediately drizzle over custards.
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Nutrition Facts (Ginger Creme Brulee)

  • Per serving:
  • 240 kcal ,
  • 15 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 5 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 246 mg chol. ,
  • 44 mg sodium ,
  • 20 g carb. ,
  • 16 g sugar ,
  • 5 g pro.

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