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Eggnog Creme Brulée

Eggnog Creme Brulée. Don’t be intimidated by Creme Brulée, it really isn’t nearly as fussy as you may think. This seasonal version hits all the right flavour and texture notes.

Eggnog Creme Brulée showing spoon filled with the dessert

Eggnog Creme Brulée

Here’s an elegant but simple dessert idea for holiday entertaining or possibly as a sumptuous finish to your Christmas Dinner.

Don’t be intimidated by the pretension that some associate with creme brulée. They are actually not that difficult to accomplish at all.

I love to make them for dinner parties because of the fact that they can be made well in advance, even the day before.

All I have to do is take a few minutes away from the dinner table to sprinkle on some plain sugar and torch the tops. It’s even fun to sprinkle the sugar on top then pass the torch around the table to let your guests make their own brulée top to this dessert.

If you’d prefer our Classic Creme Brulée click here.

Eggnog Creme Brulée when chilled and set

Eggnog Creme Brulée when chilled and set.

 

Eggnog Creme Brulée adding the sugar to be torched

 Adding the sugar to be torched on top of the Eggnog Creme Brulée.

 

Eggnog Creme Brulée being torched

Eggnog Creme Brulée being torched

 

Eggnog Creme Brulée after being torched

Eggnog Creme Brulée after being torched

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Originally published December 2009. Updated December 2019 to provide additional photo s and add nutritional information.
Eggnog Creme Brulée showing spoon filled with the dessert
Yield: 6 servings

Eggnog Creme Brulée

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Eggnog Creme Brulée. Don't be intimidated by Creme Brulée, it really isn't nearly as fussy as you may think. This seasonal version hits all the right flavour and texture notes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed pale brown sugar
  • 1 ounce rum or brandy (or 1 tsp rum or brandy extract)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

    1. Whisk all ingredients together well and pour into 6 individual 8 oz ramekins.
    2. Place the ramekins in a glass baking dish and fill the dish to half way up the ramekins with boiling water.
    3. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the custard is set. Remove from water bath and let cool for about a half hour before chilling completely for at least 2 hours.
    4. Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of plain white sugar over the surface of the cooled custard cups.
    5. Carefully move a butane torch in a circular motion over the surface of each cup until the sugar becomes lightly brown and bubbly. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you don't have a kitchen butane torch, you can try placing the sugar topped custard cups on a high rack under your broiler.
  • WATCH IT CAREFULLY, you may need to rotate the cups around a little during the broiling to evenly brown the brulée crust.
  • I use evaporated milk in this recipe for added richness but you can use fresh whole milk  if you prefer.
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    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    6

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 432Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 228mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 0gSugar 34gProtein 8g

    The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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    sue korte

    Tuesday 17th of December 2019

    you forgot to mention bkg temp

    cookeaze

    Friday 11th of December 2009

    Wow..the dish looks so colorful and tempting...love your step by step instructions. Will have to try out as soon as possible :)

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