Crème Brûlée with Raspberries
Adding a touch of jam and fresh berries created an out of this world dessert: Crème Brûlée with Raspberries!
Leave it to Dorie Greenspan to tweak a classic, sugar-crusted custard dessert into something special.
Crème Brûlée with Raspberries
Crème brûlée was today’s French Fridays with Dorie selection….perfect for Christmas Eve’s Eve. And Dorie’s version surprised us with some jewel-toned jam beneath the custard…so beautiful for the holidays. I was skeptical that Dorie’s recipe could rival my favorite Le Cirque crème brûlée which is cooked in a bain-marie…and made with all heavy cream. We also love this White Chocolate Crème Brûlée. But the sound of Crème Brûlée with Raspberries was too tempting not to make.
How to Make Raspberry Creme Brulee
I made 3 with raspberry jam (just a teaspoon smeared on the bottom of the ramekin), 2 plain, and 1 dotted with fresh raspberries. All were terrific….even with a bit of milk added to the cream…and even without the water bath. Dorie’s oven temperature was lower and cooking time longer (200º for an hour), and it’s actually just as creamy. And the berries take this from typical to extraordinary…thumbs up this week! Merry Christmas to all my wonderful friends across the globe who are celebrating this weekend!!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French Table (affiliate link).
And on a side note, I just received the Fabulous Blog Award from Balvinder (AKA Neetu) from Gluten Free Food. Thank you so much…it’s such an honor to be recognized by a wonderful blogger and friend! She asked me to share a kitchen disaster on her site, so I’ll spill it here, too:
The first time I made bubble roll, I mistakenly used an angel food pan instead of a solid tube pan. A pool of caramel seeped from the pan and covered the bottom of my oven; I immediately turned on the self-cleaning setting after removing the rolls. Flames soon filled the oven as the sugar caught on fire, then our smoke detector alerted the fire department. A huge hook and ladder fire engine, sirens blaring, appeared in front of our house…and I had to explain that I was just burning breakfast!
38 Comments on “Crème Brûlée with Raspberries”
Gorgeous – such a classic dessert!
Creme brulee is my favorite non-chocolate dessert! Such a classic treat!
The berries on top look fabulous. Your kitchen disaster made me laugh. Hope that was a one-time thing 🙂 Hope your holidays were happy.
Your creme brulees turned out picture perfect – great photos ! I love a creme brulee in any way shape and form (ok, I do want it set, however)but yours turned out stunning. Well done. Happy 2012- we look forward to reading your posts !
This looks great! Thanks for sharing at Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party 🙂
I LOVE creme brûlée!! I’ve always wanted a culinary torch…now may be the time…yours looks just gorgeous.
Mmmm, I adore creme brulee! The raspberries seem like a great balance with for the sweetness!
Congratulations on your award, Lizzy! Your cremes look perfect and the raspberries look so pretty with it. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Looks lovely! Clearly I was the only one with issues with this not setting. I won’t be making this one again – I’ll go back to my tried and true recipe. Happy holidays to you and your family Lizzy – it’s been great getting to know you through FFWD this year and I look forward to baking and cooking along with you in 2012!
Oh I never met a creme brulee I didn’t love!! This looks heavenly!
Lizzy, your food always looks so glamourous and this creme brulee is no exception. Have really enjoyed reading your blog this year and all your fabulous food experiences.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Lizzy, Merry Christmas!!! all the best, xoxo
Dear Lizzy Im not sure like will be my day so I wanna whish you a nice and happy christmas my friend:)))
My husband would LOVE this dessert! I just may surprise him with it for New Years.
Great Dorie post! I never considered putting jam in the bottom – and this looks so delicious! Congratulations on the award!
Great FFwD! So absolutely delicious 🙂 Raspberry is a nice touch too!
this looks wonderful
Gorgeous – especially with the bit of jam peeking through.
Love the kitchen story – I recently flamed my oven with leaking bacon grease. Didn’t quite make it to the fireman stage, but it was a mess for sure…