Dairy-free Crème Brûlée

The simple and decadent pleasure of a good Crème Brûlée is often associated with Valentine's Day, but this dessert should be enjoyed more than just once a year. With only 5 ingredients, this is a recipe that combines simplicity with sublime taste.
2 hours and 20 minutes
40 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:28 g
Carbohydrates:16 g
Protein:3 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 2

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat oven to 300F, and boil a kettle of water.
  2. Separate 4 eggs, placing the yolks in a medium mixing bowl. The whites are not needed for this recipe.
  3. Whisk in 2 Tbsp of maple sugar or other fine sugar. Set aside.
  4. Measure 200g of coconut cream, and place in a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, and stir in 1 tsp of vanilla extract. If you have vanilla pods, scrape the vanilla beans from 1/2 of a vanilla pod. Stir to combine.
  5. When the coconut cream comes to a soft boil, remove from heat, and incorporate into the eggs, little by little while whisking the eggs (this is called tempering, and if you don't do this properly, you'll end up with sweet, scrambled eggs).
  6. Pour the egg yolk cream mixture into two 4-oz ramekins. Place the filled ramekins into a baking dish, and then add boiling water around them, filling about half way up the ramekins.
  7. Carefully transfer to a hot oven, and bake for 35-40 minutes. When they are done, the centers should still jiggle slightly.
  8. Remove from heat, and allow the ramekins to cool 10 minutes before refrigerating at least 2 hours, ideally overnight.
  9. Sprinkle any fine granulated sugar over the tops of the ramekins. Ensure your coverage is even, then torch with a kitchen torch. If you don't have a torch, you can also use your oven broiler, or a powerful stick lighter. Torch the sugar gently so that it does not burn. If a portion does burn, swirl the ramekin to distribute the darker colored sugar.
  10. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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  1. KateAdams
    February 11, 2018

    Would it be so terribly wrong to add some ginger snap in this? It’s all I am thinking about while reading this recipe 🙂

  2. February 11, 2018

    Kate…. It sounds like a GREAT idea!! Let us know how it turns out. 🙂

  3. KateAdams
    February 21, 2018

    Well, I have to admit it is not for those that expect the sweetness of your regular creme brulee. Maybe other, more reasonable people would add less of the ginger snap 😀

    Still, I love it! Highly recommended for those that love ginger!

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