Elegant Crème BOO-lée Recipe
Although you can use any fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc., crisp fall apples are very fall-ish. They can be peeled and sliced, sautéed in butter, then sprinkled with brown sugar and caramelized; add a sprinkling of mixed spice or cinnamon and nutmeg. Fresh Mandarin oranges can be caramelized the same as the apples, and add a touch of citrus to the dish. Other alternatives are peaches, fresh or caramelized, or pumpkin chunks which have been steamed until tender, then sautéed in butter and brown sugar; sprinkle the pumpkin with a little freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon. Broil the chilled custards at the last minute, garnish, and you'll receive a frightening amount of bloodcurdling oohs and aahs.
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 dash salt
6 tablespoons brown sugar
White Chocolate Ghosts:
4 ounces white chocolate
24 semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Place a rack or trivet on the bottom of a large rectangular or oval slow cooker.
- Measure the whipping cream, egg yolks, vanilla, sugar, and salt in the blender; blend just until well-mixed.
- Pour the mixture through a fine strainer into a large measuring cup.
- Divide the mixture between 6 1/2-cup ramekins.
- Place the ramekins on the rack in the slow cooker.
- Meanwhile, bring 8 or more cups water to a boil; pour enough around the ramekins to come about 1/4 to 1/3 up the sides.
- Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and let cook 3-4 hours or until the centers are set.
- Remove from the slow cooker, cover each with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator until chilled through.
- When ready to serve, place the ramekins on a baking sheet; sprinkle each evenly with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and place under the broiler until the sugar melts and is bubbly.
- Garnish with a white chocolate ghost and seasonal fruit.
- White Chocolate Ghosts: Place the white chocolate in a glass container.
- Microwave 1 minute; stir until melted.
- Spoon 12 ghost shapes onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Press two chocolate chips upside down onto each ghost for eyes.
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 318
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 73% Protein 3% Carb. 23%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 35 g
Saturated Fat 21 g
Cholesterol 212 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 3%
Want more Halloween ideas? There are over 130 Halloween recipes in my Halloween Cookbook, Quick Cooking for Halloween. It can be ordered from Amazon: Quick Cooking for Halloween: Over 130 Recipes to serve at the Annual Halloween BOO-ffet!
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