Opera Creams (AKS French Creams)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

May be chilled in freezer before dipping. This will take between 30 and 40 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, cream, and cream of tartar in a 3-qt.
  2. heavy saucepan.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
  4. Cook to 236°F.
  5. Watch carefully to avoid boiling over.
  6. If sugar crystals form on the side of pan, wipe them off.
  7. (To prevent this problem, place the lid on just as candies start to boil, for 1 minute. This washes the crystals down automatically.) Pour out onto marble slab (do not scrape pan).
  8. Let stand until lukewarm, about 5-10 min.
  9. Work like fondant, until creamy& light in color.
  10. Add vanilla and work into mix.
  11. Shape in pieces as desired.
  12. Dip in melted chocolate.