Prep 40 mins
Cook 37 mins
From the Corner House in Center Sandwich, NH. You will need 6 four-ounce ramekins.
- 2 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 pint fresh raspberry
- 2 tablespoons Chambord raspberry liquor
- whipped cream
- fresh raspberry
- mint leaf
- Position oven rack in the middle of the oven; preheat oven to 325°; lightly butter or spray the ramekins.
- In a saucepan over low heat, heat the cream, ½ cup of sugar, honey, and chocolate until hot and steam rises, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes; do not boil.
- In a big bowl, whisk the egg yolks until slightly thickened; slowly add the warm cream mixture, whisking constantly.
- Set the ramekins in a large baking pan lined with a dish towel.
- Place several berries and a dash of chambord into each ramekin.
- Ladle the cream mixture into the ramekins; place the pan on the oven rack and carefully pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
- Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes.
- Carefully remove the baking pan from the oven; the custards may appear a little loose, but they will firm up after chilling.
- Using a dish towel, carefully remove the ramekins from the water bath and cool to room temperature on a baking rack.
- Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, for at least 2 hours, or even overnight.
- When ready to serve, position oven rack in the second-highest position and preheat the broiler.
- Remove the chilled cremes from the refrigerator, uncover, and gently blot any moisture on the surface with a paper towel.
- Sprinkle each one evenly with 2 teaspoons of the remaining sugar.
- Set the ramekins on a baking sheet and slide it under the broiler.
- Broil, watching constantly and rotating the pan for even carmelization, until the toppings are bubbling and a rich brown, about 2-3 minutes, depending on the intensity of the heat.
- Alternatively, you may brown the tops with a torch for about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately; garnish with whipped cream, a few fresh berries, and a sprig of mint, if desired.