White Chocolate-Strawberry Crème Brûlée

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White Chocolate-Strawberry Crème Brûlée

8 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 8 teaspoons
4 ounces chopped white chocolate
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced strawberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 8 (1 cup) ramekins in a large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with enough hot water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

In a large bowl, whisk together yolks and vanilla until combined. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring cream and 3/4 cup sugar to a simmer, whisking frequently; remove pan from heat and gradually whisk hot cream into yolks until well combined. Whisk in white chocolate until melted and smooth. Divide strawberries into each ramekin; pour cream mixture on top.

Bake 40-45 minutes, or until just set. Transfer ramekins to a wire rack and cool 30 minutes before transferring to refrigerator to chill completely - about 2 hours.

When ready to serve, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over each custard, brûlée using a torch, and serve.

Makes 8 servings

34 comments:

  1. This brulee looks sinfully delicious Emily. I just want to dive right into it.

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  2. Pretty pic! And the flavor combo sounds delish. :)

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  3. These crèmes brûlée looks so good. I love the combination of white chocolate and strawberries. Yummy!

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  4. I'm your first comment of the day...yay! So speaking of sugar cookies I have a question. I'm looking to make a bit of a sugar cookie variation, but I want the consistency of a dense, chewy cookie. Do you know what I should do differently? I've read a few things like melt the butter, use more moisture, etc...any tips? Thanks!

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  5. love the idea of this! and totally got me on the bride...smaid! I'm a bridesmaid too in June but I get to wear green not orange

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  6. Aww lovely Valentine's Day! And fabulous dessert :)

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  7. As I've said before, you can always ship your delicacies to KY!

    I had to wear an orange bridesmaids dress one time too. It was heinous and with my blond hair, it was even worse! Everyone joked that the bride wanted to make sure she looked better than the maids.

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  8. The white chocolate sounds just divine as the brulee. Great recipe.

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  9. You TOTALLY got me! I was all ready to skip down to the comment form to congratulate you.

    You are terrible!

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  10. You totally got me :)


    And thank you for the tutorial on the linking icon. I had used it, but not how you instructed so it always put the whole addy in there. My life if whole now that I know how to do it!

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  11. mmmm there is something about frosted sugar cookies that I can't resist! I think you need to post those bridesmaid dress pics asap!

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  12. yuuuuuuuum! Have I ever mentioned that I love the look of your blog? Did you design it?

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  13. Creme brulee is the one dessert that I ALWAYS allow myself to have, if offered. It's just magical and, like you said, worth every calorie. I love the white chocolate strawberry combo you've got going on!

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  14. AH! YOU GOT ME. If that's what you do on Valentine's Day, what will you do for April Fool's Day. Bright orange? Okay. This wedding is either going to be the most beautifully funky rebellious wedding ever, or else the bride never got the memo that it's passe` to make yourself look better by dressing the BMs in really ugly dresses.

    Comedian Lynn Harris used to lobby for celebrating other February holidays on her website. SHe had e-cards that said, "Be My President". Poor girl probably just resented not having someone like you making creme brulee for her!

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  15. Thanks everyone!

    Amy, well, I'm not completely sure. I would melt the butter, and beat in the sugar to the hot melted butter... for a while. A couple of minutes. Then beat in the eggs for a couple of minutes. You could try using bread flour for a denser cookie. I've also found that using cornstarch in cookies can make them chewy.

    Cara, :)

    Danielle, hahaha. No comment.

    Lisa, :)

    Tamily, :) You're welcome!

    Steph, I will post pictures on the wedding day. I think you all need to see the dress.

    Carrian, that's sweet. I've always love all of your designs. I'm happy with it... it's still not exactly what I want, but that's okay.

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  16. orange huh? i hope you shows pics of that dress!!'

    yummy dessert, as always :)

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  17. One of my favorites as far as desserts go...Ill take a cookie too

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  18. Oh, you had me! I was just about to skip the text to write you a congratulatory message. Glad I kept reading, senorita Bride...smaid. :)

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  19. When can I move into your kitchen? ;). Creme brulee is also one of my favorite desserts, and this white chocolate version looks outstanding!

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  20. Wow, orange metallic?!? You'll have to post a photo of that. LOL

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  21. Lindsay@Brownies For BrunchFebruary 16, 2011 at 9:21:00 PM CST

    Ahh you totally got me...I was seriously about to scream with delight for your "big" news! But hey, being a bridesmaid is ALMOST as fun :-)
    Your cookies look delicious!

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  22. Hahahaha I was like, what's a smaid? Then it clicked. That was good! Yum yum I always want desert after looking at your pictures.

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  23. Ahhh I have always always always coveted that Petits Desserts choco box!! Was it good??

    Also, I die, white chocolate + strawberries + creme brulee...I will have to get over my fear of my roomie's flame torch thingamabobber and try it :)

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  24. I am so glad I have a creme brulee torch coming in the mail!!!

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  25. your food photography pics are so beautiful that it makes me embarrassed to even post what i post.

    omg.

    they are to die for!

    not to mention, i heart creme brulee :)

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  26. Haha - a bride..smaid. You had me surprised there! As for your creme brulee - I was also gasping when I saw the images - it looks so fantastic. French recipes are always so pretty to present as well.

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  27. This would make a great treat at a bridal shower!

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  28. what decadence! this is perhaps the most lovely creme brulee i've seen. and yes, i'm always looking for reasons to break out the torch. :)

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  29. this creme brulee looks so amazing and white chocolate is my fave! can't wait to try this combo i'm sure it will be a hit with my stomach :)

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  30. oh my goodness, this looks so yummy!

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  31. mmm, that creme brulee sounds delish!! and yeah, ya got me with the bride thing!! bad bad girl...!

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  32. Ha you had me giggling from that bridesmaid comment! When ARE you and Eric gonna get married?! Your creme brulee looks magical. As do your cookies and strawberries. Is it sad that I can mess up even the simplest recipe? I tried to do white chocolate covered strawberries 'ghosts' for halloween and the white chocolate was just chunky and hardened up too quickly. I know this is a dumb question but did you just melt chocolate? does microwave or saucepan matter? use baking chocolate or chocolate chips or bars? does any of this even matter? I'm laughing at myself right now for asking this :)

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  33. Desi... uhhhh?? :) Ask Eric.

    I use chocolate chips or chopped up chocolate. I usually melt it in the microwave because it's easier. The trick is to stir it every 30 seconds. I have trouble with it sometimes too!

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