Summer Fruit Crème Brulée

Serves: 6 to 8

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Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Divide the plums between 6 to 8 ovenproof ramekins and place 2 to 3 berries in each as well.

With a wire whip, blend together the 1/2 cup sugar and the egg yolks until they are well combined. Add the cream and vanilla and strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Divide the mixture among the ramekins, filling them to within about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the top. Place them in a casserole dish. Fill the casserole dish about halfway up the side of the ramekins with hot water. Cook for 50 to 60 minutes or until the custard is slightly firm in the center. Remove the ramekins from the water and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.

To serve

Sprinkle each of the ramekins with about 2 teaspoons of the fine sugar and caramelize with a small torch or place under a preheated broiler until the sugar is golden and bubbly. If you're using a broiler, I like to place the ramekins in a pan of ice water to keep the custard cool while broiling the sugar.

Garnish with fresh berries if desired.

Notes

Super fine sugar: The simplest way to make your own super fine sugar is to place granulated sugar into a blender and run on high speed for about 15 to 20 seconds.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on July 30, 2011.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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More about: cream, eggs, nectarines, plums, stone fruit

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