Saturday, November 30, 2013

No Guilt!

I couldn't believe how easy this dessert was to make. Besides that, it is so low calorie that it is a great way to get your sweet fix without going overboard. (That is, if you can only eat one)

Guilt-Free Creme Brulee


1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
1 cup egg substitute, or 4 large eggs, beaten
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons light brown sugar, divided


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Whisk evaporated milk, egg substitute (or eggs), granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in medium bowl until mixed. Pour evenly into six, 6-ounce ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13x9-inch baking pan. Pour boiling water into baking pan to a depth of 1-inch (about half-way up sides of ramekins.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until gently set in center. Remove to wire rack to cool slightly. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Preheat broiler. Blot tops of creme brulees with paper towel. Sprinkle each creme brulee with a teaspoon of brown sugar. Place on baking sheet with sides. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat for 5 to 6 minutes, rotating pan once, watching closely, until sugar is melted and caramelized. Alternately, tops can be caramelized using a kitchen torch.

Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until topping hardens (do not refrigerate longer than 1 hour or topping will start to soften).

Source: I found this in one of my email newsletters for Very Best Baking. You can find the recipe here.

Notes: I don't have 6 ounce ramekins, so I used my 4.5 ounce ramekins. I ended up with 7 creme brulees as a result. I also learned that I can't just eat one of these unless I am making them for others to eat as well!

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