This calorie-cutting custard is creamy enough to satisfy even the PICKIEST creme brulee fans, so get ready to INDULGE! BTW, this recipe was co-developed with the QUEEN of creme brulee herself, our pal Debbie!
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium pot, combine milk, half & half, and brown sugar. Bring to medium heat on the stove. Stir and cook until the sugar has dissolved and mixture is hot. Stir in the powdered creamer, blending well. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, mix the egg substitute and vanilla extract together. Gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture. Set four 4-ounce baking ramekins or custard cups in a deep baking dish. Evenly distribute the custard mixture into the cups.
Carefully pour hot water into the baking dish, around the cups, being careful not to splash any water into the custard (or on yourself!). The water should come about halfway up the outsides of the custard cups. Carefully transfer pan to the oven, and bake for about 28 minutes, until custards are set.
Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and then refrigerate custard cups until completely chilled. Once ready to serve, top each custard cup with 1 tsp. white sugar. Using a hand-held butane kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar (in other words, blast with fire 'til browned). Enjoy!
HG Tip! You can pick up a kitchen torch for cheapie-cheap at places like Bed Bath & Beyond or online.
Creme Brulee, Average
Creme brulee is a nutritional nightmare. DOY. The main ingredients are egg YOLKS, heavy cream, and sugar! Chances are, you're already sitting down (since you're at a computer), but we just want to make sure that you are before we lay these stats on you. So if you're standing, park it! Your average sugar-crusted custard will run you (DEEP BREATH!) about 495 calories and 41 grams of fat! And it COULD be even more (think oversized restaurant servings and sugar-happy chefs!). But creme brulee is DELICIOUS. Rich, creamy, sweet -- with a layer of INCREDIBLE caramelized sugar on top. Mmmmmm... Do yourself (and your pants) a favor, and skip restaurant and other homemade versions -- stick with our 104-calorie swap.
CHEW ON THIS: Today, October 14th, is National Dessert Day! It's also, um, National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, but we're letting that one slide. Celebrate Dessert Day with our 104-Calorie Creme Brulee!
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