Tangerine Creme Brulee

Top Review by Mira99

Very nice. I used mandarins since that was what I had on hand. Like Cana'jun I used the juice that I squeezed in place of the half and half. I also used half of the vanilla since it seemed too much for my taste. I halved the recipe and it turned out fine. Made a serving of four with my ramekins. Such a nice light tasting, but heavy on the hips recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the cream and half n half just to the simmer.
  2. Remove the zest from the tangerine and place it in the cream.
  3. Let it steep for about 1/2 hour.
  4. Squeeze in about 1 tablespoon of the juice. Beat the egg yolks until light and pour the hot cream over them whisking the entire time. Add the vanilla and strain the mixture though a fine sieve. Fill ramekins with the mixture, place them in a large baking dish and fill the dish with hot water to a depth of 1 inch.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes at 300 degrees or until the custards are set. They will continue cooking after you remove them, so they can still have a small amount of movement in the center.
  6. Chill completely.
  7. Sift the brown sugar and place a light coating over each ramekin.
  8. Either place under your broiler or, in my case, I use my propane torch until the sugar has melted.
  9. * I usually halve this recipe since we are two.
  10. If a make it any larger than this recipe (which really only serves 6 with my size ramekins) I will add an extra yolk.

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