White Chocolate-Cranberry Crème Brûlée
White Chocolate-Cranberry Crème Brûlée is Head to the store and pick up egg yolks, ice cubes, garnish: sugared cranberries and mint, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 18 minutes. It works well as an affordable side dish.
Combine 1/2 cup cream and white chocolate in a heavy saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until chocolate is melted.
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and remaining 1 1/2 cups cream.
Whisk together egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick and pale yellow.
Add cream mixture, whisking until well blended.
Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl.
Spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp. cranberry sauce into each of 6 (4-oz.) ramekins.
Pour cream-and-egg mixture evenly into ramekins; place ramekins in a large roasting pan.
Add water to pan to depth of 1/2 inch.
Bake at 300 for 45 to 55 minutes or until edges are set. Cool custards in pan on a wire rack 25 minutes.
Remove ramekins from water bath; cover and chill 8 hours.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 to 2 tsp. remaining sugar evenly over each ramekin. Fill a large roasting pan or 15- x 10- x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with ice; arrange ramekins in pan.
Broil 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized.
White Chocolate-Banana Creme Brulee: Prepare recipe as directed through Step Slice 2 bananas into 1/4-inch-thick slices; toss bananas with 1/3 cup sugar. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add bananas, and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Line bottoms of 6 (4-oz.) ramekins evenly with banana slices.
Pour cream mixture evenly into ramekins; place ramekins in a large roasting pan.
Add water to pan to depth of 1/2 inch. Proceed with recipe as directed.