- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 134.2
- Total Fat: 6.3 g
- Cholesterol: 105.2 mg
- Sodium: 61.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 14.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 5.1 g
Cranberry-Orange Creme BruleeSubmitted by: CHEF_MEG
IntroductionThis creme brulee recipe is full of flavor not fat--perfect for a dessert on a chilly evening. This creme brulee recipe is full of flavor not fat--perfect for a dessert on a chilly evening.
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 orange, zested and juiced(divided)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup skim milk
1 cup half and half
4 whole eggs
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons sugar
I went full spectrum: from reducing fat so low that the custard would not set to a rubbery mess when I tried using egg substitute instead of whole eggs. Something was always missing with each test.
How did I get the flavor with a lower-fat version? I added orange zest, orange juice and a holiday favorite, cranberries. What about creaminess? I achieved great results with a combo of skim milk and half and half.
Prepare the cranberry compote.
Place the cranberries, 1 tablespoon of the orange zest, the sugar and water in saucepan set over moderate heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Place the milk, half and half, and two teaspoons of orange zest in a small saucepan set over moderate heat, and bring to a simmer.
While the dairy mixture is heating up, whisk together the eggs, one tablespoon of orange juice, and sugar in a medium bowl.
When the dairy mixture reaches a simmer, remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into egg mixture, whisking to combine.
Place 2 tablespoons of compote into the bottom of 8 ramekins or small, ovenproof teacups.
Carefully pour 1/2 cup of custard over the compote in each dish. Fill a large baking pan (9x13") or two medium size pans 1/3 way up with hot water to create a water bath (often called a bain-marie). Set the filled cups into the baking pans. Bake 26-28 minutes, until the custard is slightly set around the sides of the dishes. Remove the pan(s) from the oven and transfer to a sheet tray. Once the dishes are slightly cooled, cover each one with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 4 hours and up to 2 days.
NOTE: Allow the ramekins to come to room temperature before placing under the broiler.
Sprinkle each cup with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Place under the broiler with the door ajar (timing will vary greatly by variety of oven, distance from the heat, etc.) or use a kitchen torch to brown sugar. Cool slightly before serving.
Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup custard and 2 T compote each.