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White Chocolate Creme Brulee

Prep Time:

1 hr 15 min

Cook Time:

Serves:

6 servings

Level:

About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream 


  • Two 3.3-ounce boxes instant white chocolate pudding mix 

  • 6 teaspoons turbinado sugar 

Preparation

Step 1


Combine the milk and cream in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the pudding mix and whisk until blended and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Pour into six 6-ounce ramekins and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.


Step 2


Sprinkle the surface of each individual pudding with 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar. Gently shake each ramekin to evenly distribute the sugar over the surface of the pudding. Using a kitchen blowtorch, melt and caramelize the sugar so a thin shell forms over the surface. It's best to hold the torch a few inches away from the surface so the tip of the flame just touches the sugar. Let sit a few minutes before serving


Step 3


If you don't have a blowtorch, you can use a broiler. Preheat the broiler to high. Put the ramekins with the sugared puddings on a baking sheet about 6 inches under the broiler and broil--with the oven door slightly open so you can watch--until the sugar is melted and caramelized. This should take only 1 to 2 minutes, so don't walk away. Let sit a few minutes before serving.


Step 4


You can also caramelize the tops by heating the bottom of a metal flat-bottomed 1/2-cup measuring cup on the stove so it gets very hot. Carefully and gently press the bottom of the cup onto the sugared surface of each pudding for a few seconds to melt the sugar. Repeat, reheating the measuring cup once or twice in between if necessary.




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