Mango Creme Brulee
From Gourmet Magazine May 200, for ZWT 3. You will need 6 (4oz) flameproof ramekins for this dessert.
- Ready In:
- 5hrs 25mins
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup diced firm-ripe mango (from 1 1/2 lb mango)
- 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees farenheit.
- Whisk together egg yolks, granulated sugar, and salt in a bowl until combined well.
- Place this custard mixture into a 2qt saucepan.
- Using the tip of a knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean into cream, then add pod.
- Heat over moderate heat until hot but not boiling.
- Discard pod and add cream to egg mixture in a slow stream, whisking until combined.
- Spoon 1/4 c mango into each ramekin.
- Pour custard through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, then ladle over mango.
- Arrange ramekins in a roasting pan and bake in a hot water bath in middle of the oven until custards are just set, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Transfer custards with tongs to a rack to cool, then chill, uncovered, at least 4 hours.
- Preheat broiler.
- Sprinkle turbinado sugar evenly over custards and broil in a shallow baking pan (5 to 7 inches from the heat) until sugar is caramelized, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- *Note* A blowtorch can be used to caramelize the sugar topping instead of the broiler.
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This was pretty good, I love the creme brulee but the mango was wierd. It tasted fine, but the texture didn't blend well with the creme. Regardless, it was really good. Also I think that you should put more turbinado sugar on the top, it wasn't enough to create the hard "glass" layer, it was just a bit of crisp on the top. I think I'll make this again without the mango. :] Made for ZWT5.Reply