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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Creme Brulee

Break the Ice
Hungry Girl's recipe for Creme Brulee tastes just like what you would order in a restaurant. In my opinion, it's even better though because it's much healthier and takes minutes to whisk together. The hardest part about the recipe is waiting for it to chill for two hours before you can eat it. This recipe is also fun & entertaining because it gives you the chance to whip out your blow torch to create the crispy, sugary crust. My favorite part though  is using a spoon to crack the "ice" for the first bite!

Creme Brulee
Gluten Free
Serves Two

1 tbsp. + 2.5 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1/4 cup fat free evaporated milk
1/4 cup fat- free half & half
3/4 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
2 tbsp. liquid egg substitute
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 Truvia packets
2 tsp. granulated white sugar
Special Equipment-- blow torch (available at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. In a small unheated pot, combine evaporated milk, half & half, and brown sugar. Raise heat to medium, then stir and cook until the sugar is dissolved and the milk mixture is hot.

3. Stir in the powdered creamer, blending well. Remove from heat.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg substitute and vanilla extract. Gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture

5. Place two (4 oz) ramekins in a deep baking dish. Evenly distribute the custard mixture among the cups.

6. Carefully pour hot water into the baking dish, around the cups, being careful not to splash any water into the custards. The water should come about halfway up the outside of the custard dishes.

7. Carefully transfer dish to the oven and bake for 28-29 minutes or until custards are set.

8. Remove dish from oven and set custard cups on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely, then refrigerate  until completely chilled about 2 hours.

9. Once ready to serve, sprinkle each custard evenly with a Truvia packet then top each with a teaspoon of granulated sugar.

10. Use a blow torch to caramelize the sugar and create a golden crust on top.

11. Crack the top and enjoy!

Nutrition Information--approximately 104 calories per serving

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