Taking a look back with Orange Almond Creme Brulee
As I started to put together the upcoming Spring 2015 issue of EatInEatOut™ magazine, I took a look back at some of our previous issues for inspiration. I came across this awesome recipe in Spring 2013 and wanted to share it with you again. Creamy and refreshing, the combination of orange and almond truely marry well in this creme brulee. Simple to make and with a 2 day make ahead you will be ready for guests any time! You can make this is a guilt-free brulee, by just swapping out the 35% cream for almond or regular milk.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can still make a great creme brulee. Just broil the sugar on the custards! Place ramekins on baking sheet and broil about 5″ from broiler for about 5 minutes or until sugar is melted and bubbly. When you take them out to cool a bit, the sugar will become crispy and crunchy.
Our Spring 2015 issue will be coming to you guys next Monday. It’s the Healthy Eating issue, so it’s packed with lots of fresh, nutritious and inspirational recipes. We’ll have a great contest, the latest cookbook reviews, new products and tons more! I’m excited, hope you are too!
- 1-3/4 cups 35% whipping cream
- 1 cup Cinnamon French Toast Blend liquid eggs (or 5 whole eggs + ¼ tsp cinnamon)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp grated orange rind
- ¼ tsp almond extract
- 2 tbsp slivered or sliced almonds
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- Place 6-1/2 cup (125 mL) ramekins into a 13 x 9 inch (3 L) baking pan; set aside.
- In a bowl with pour spout or 4 cup (1 L) glass measuring cup, whisk together whipping cream, eggs, sugar, orange rind and almond extract. Pour mixture evenly among ramekins and place baking pan into preheated 350ºF oven. Fill pan halfway up the sides with boiling water. Bake for about 35 minutes or until sides are set and centre is still slightly jiggly.
- Carefully remove pan from oven and using tongs lift each ramekin out of the water and place on cooking rack. Let cool for about 2 hours or until room temperature. Cover and refrigerate ramekins for at least 4 hours or until cold.
- Topping: In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Using a paper towel, gently pat moisture off top of each brûleé. Evenly sprinkle 2 tsp of the mixture over top of each creme brûleé. Holding kitchen torch about 3" from custard, caramelize sugar moving back and forth until sugar is melted and light golden brown. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hours to chill custard again. When ready to serve, garnish with slivered or toasted almonds.
- If you do not have a kitchen torch, you can broil the sugar on the custards. Place ramekins on baking sheet and broil about 5" from broiler for about 5 minutes or until sugar is melted and bubbly.
- Keep the kitchen torch moving to create an even sugar layer on top.
- You can keep custard (without brûleé topping) covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.