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    Homemade Creme Fraiche

    Homemade Creme Fraiche. Photo by PaulaG

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 mins

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    Barb Gertz's Note:

    Don't worry about the creme fraiche spoiling while sitting on the counter; the acid in the mixture prevents bacterial disease associated with the dairy products. The recipe comes from Emeril Lagasse. Inactive time 12 to 16 hours.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cup

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a bowl, combine the cream and buttermilk or lemon juice.
    2. 2
      Cover with a clean kitchen cloth in a warm, draft free place and let sit until thickened, but still pourable consistency, 12 to 16 hours.
    3. 3
      Stir and refrigerate until ready to use.
    4. 4
      (can be refrigerated up to 1 week.).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 05, 2009

      Ok so I tried this recipe and I could not get this to thicken and I left it out all day. I am not quite sure what happened as I used buttermilk and a touch of lemon juice and I figured it was warm enough to thicken but I only got a small layer on top. I used this but unfortunately it turned my mashed potatoes into a soup/chowder. Oh well, I guess I'll have to leave it out longer next time.

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    • on May 27, 2009

      55

      Used this to make: Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche and Chives and I opted for the buttermilk. Thank you! Reviewed for ZWT 2009.

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    • on October 12, 2008

      55

      I have made creme fraiche in the past using buttermilk and this intrigued me because it listed the lemon juice option. After sitting on the counter overnight the creme was pourable consistency and it thickened up so nice after being refrigerated. A winning recipe. Thanks Barb.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Creme Fraiche

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 833.1
     
    Calories from Fat 794
    95%
    Total Fat 88.3 g
    135%
    Saturated Fat 54.9 g
    274%
    Cholesterol 327.2 mg
    109%
    Sodium 121.9 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    6%
    Protein 5.8 g
    11%

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