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White Chocolate Creme Brulee

White Chocolate Creme Brulee
PREP TIME
1h 15 min
YIELDS
6 servings

The secret ingredient in this creamy dessert? Instant pudding!

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Ingredients

1 ¾
cups milk
1
cup heavy cream
2 3.3-oz
boxes instant white chocolate pudding mix
6
tsp turbinado sugar
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Directions

Step 1

Combine the milk and cream in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the pudding mix and whisk until blended and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Pour into six 6-ounce ramekins and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

Step 2

Sprinkle the surface of each individual pudding with 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar. Gently shake each ramekin to evenly distribute the sugar over the surface of the pudding. Using a kitchen blowtorch, melt and caramelize the sugar so a thin shell forms over the surface. It’s best to hold the torch a few inches away from the surface so the tip of the flame just touches the sugar. Let sit a few minutes before serving

Step 3

If you don’t have a blowtorch, you can use a broiler. Preheat the broiler to high. Put the ramekins with the sugared puddings on a baking sheet about 6 inches under the broiler and broil–with the oven door slightly open so you can watch–until the sugar is melted and caramelized. This should take only 1 to 2 minutes, so don’t walk away. Let sit a few minutes before serving.

Step 4

You can also caramelize the tops by heating the bottom of a metal flat-bottomed 1/2-cup measuring cup on the stove so it gets very hot. Carefully and gently press the bottom of the cup onto the sugared surface of each pudding for a few seconds to melt the sugar. Repeat, reheating the measuring cup once or twice in between if necessary.

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