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white balsamic creme brulee

White Balsamic Glazed Crème Brûlée

A decadent , easy treat that elevates a loved classic.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French, Gluten-Free

Equipment

  • culinary torch
  • ramekins

Ingredients
  

Custard

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus additional for topping
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • white balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325. In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream and salt just until hot. Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then add vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and cinnamon until the mixture is fluffy and pale in color.
  • Add a quarter of the cream mixture to the yolk/sugar mixture. Stir well, then slowly add this mixture to the remaining cream. Stir. Pour into four 6 ounce ramekins.Place ramekins into a square baking dish and /then carefully pour hot water into dish- no more than halfway up the ramekins.
  • Bake for 40-55 minutes, or until custard center is nearly set. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (can be refrigerated overnight). When ready to serve, combine 2 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp vinegar for every creme. Spread across top of custard and torch mixture until deep brown/ black in color. When sugar has hardened completely, brush a bit of additional vinegar on top and serve immediately.

Notes

*If you find your custard is browning before the outer edges are set, cover your ramekins with foil. 
*Be sure not to get any water into your ramekins when adding to baking dish. Cover them while pouring if you're less than graceful. 
 
Keyword 4 servings, classic, creme brulee, easy, white balsamic