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Berry Custard Brulee

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Classic creme brulee is a rich, baked custard made with cream and crowned with a crusty, ’burnt’ sugar topping. Our lightened version features a stirred custard, fresh berries, and golden threads of caramelized sugar.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
Total Time:
Jar of berry custard brulee

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 egg yolks, beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or halved strawberries

2 tablespoons sugar

  1. For custard, in a heavy small saucepan combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cornstarch. Stir in LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir half the mixture into egg yolks. Return all of the egg mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Quickly cool the custard by placing the saucepan into a bowl half-filled with ice water for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled or up to 24 hours.
  2. At serving time, rinse berries; drain well. Divide berries evenly among four dessert dishes, custard cups, or goblets. Spoon chilled custard over berries in dishes. Set aside.
  3. For topping, in a small skillet or saucepan heat 2 tablespoons sugar over medium-high heat until sugar just begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally to heat evenly (but do not stir). Reduce heat to low and cook until sugar is melted and golden, stirring as necessary with a wooden spoon after sugar begins to melt. Quickly drizzle caramelized sugar over each dessert serving. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 2/3 cup fruit with 1/4 cup sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 159
Total Fat 3.87g
Calories from Fat 34.86kcal
Saturated Fat 1.59g
Cholesterol 109.89mg
Sodium 36.61mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.92g
Dietary Fiber 2.68g
Sugars 23.17g
Protein 4.17g
Calcium 92.71mg

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