Blackberry Crème Brulee’

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. fresh blackberries
  • 4 tbsp. & ½ cup sugar or granulated Splenda
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice or liqueur
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup half & half
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  2. Stir 4 tbsp. sugar, blackberries & orange juice together.
  3. Remove ½ berries from bowl & divide into 6 ramekins.
  4. Whisk together egg yolks & ½ cup sugar.
  5. In medium saucepan over moderate heat, combine cream & salt.
  6. Bring to boil, then remove from heat and gradually whisk hot cream into yolks.
  7. Stir in vanilla. Divide mixture among the ramekins, pouring gently.
  8. Place dishes into a 9 X 12 baking dish filled with very hot tap water to come up halfway on the ramekins.
  9. Place in oven for 35 min., when custards are bubbling gently on the outsides and center has softly set. Let cool in baking pan with water.
  10. Meanwhile, crush rest of berries in small saucepan with liquids.
  11. Simmer on stove to reduce to syrupy consistency.
  12. Press berry mix thru fine sieve to make puree without seeds.
  13. Serve custards with puree drizzled on plates & custards.

** Carb count using OJ & Splenda is 4 gm. per serving if 6 servings are mad.

Serves: 4-6

Credit: Camille Keller