Monday, February 22, 2010

Creme Brulee

Are you a lover of creme brulee but not a lover of the fat and calories that usually accompany it?  Then here is a solution for you!  This creme brulee is only 104 calories and 0.5 grams of fat per serving (2 ww points) but you could never tell by the taste!! 

I topped it with a couple of slices of strawberries and a drizzle of light chocolate syrup!  It was sooooo good!!

1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Original Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup fat-free half & half
3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 1/2 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. granulated white sugar
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!


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