Desserts

Passion Fruit Creme Brûlée

October 9, 2014

Creme Brûlée is a perfect example of simplistic cooking at its best.  It holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first desserts I ever made my wife. To most others, it holds a place in their heart as a reliable, classic, delectable, sweet treat enjoyed international!

I hope you enjoy my take on the dish.

Cream

In a sauce pan on medium heat add 1 1/2 cups cream…

Sugar

…1/4 cup sugar…

Vanilla

…1 tbsp vanilla paste…

Passion Fruit

…and 2-3 tbsp fresh passion fruit.  Give it a stir and cook for 7-10 minutes.

Egg Yolks

While the cream is heating up, add the egg yolks to a medium size mixing bowl and whisk for 5 minutes.

Egg and Cream

Once the cream is hot, very slowly strain about a 1/2 cup of the cream into the whipped egg yolks, then quickly stir it in.

Cream and Egg

Once the eggs are tempered, strain the rest of the hot cream into the egg mixture and quickly whisk it in once again.

Custard

Place a few ramekins on a baking tray and fill them to the top with the passion fruit custard.

Tray

Place the baking tray into a 375f oven…

Water

….and fill the baking tray with 1-2 cups of water depending on the depth of the tray.

Out of Oven

Once the the outer portion of the custard is set pull them out of the oven and allow to cool.

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When the ramekins are cool enough to handle, place them into the fridge to set up.

Sugar

After the custard has set, take a few out of the fridge and generously dust the top of them with several tablespoons of granulated sugar…

Torch

…then broil until the tops are a dark amber, bubbling syrup of sugar.

Sugar

Of course, if you have a torch on hand, that’s the easiest and funnest way to achieve a crispy sugary topping!

Creme Brulee

Let the sugar cool down for a few minutes, then ENJOY!!

Passion Fruit Creme Brûlée

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar (plus extra for brûlée topping)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract, vanilla paste, or fresh beans
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh passion fruit pulp - optional flavoring

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan on medium heat, add 1 1/2 cups cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp vanilla paste, and 2-3 tbsp fresh passion fruit and stir until combined. Cook for 7-10 minutes until it reaches 200f or so.
  2. While the cream is heating up, add the egg yolks to a medium size mixing bowl and whisk for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the cream is hot, very slowly strain about a 1/2 cup of the cream into the whipped egg yolks, then quickly stir it in. Once the eggs are tempered, strain the rest of the hot cream into the egg mixture and quickly whisk it in once again.
  4. Place a few ramekins on a baking tray and fill them to the top with the passion fruit custard. Place the baking tray into a 375f oven and fill the baking tray with 1-2 cups of water depending on the depth of the tray. Bake the custard for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Once the the outer portion of the custard is set and the middle is slightly jiggly, pull them out of the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the ramekins are cool enough to handle, place them into the fridge to set up for 2 hours or so… sometimes even overnight.
  7. After the custard has set, take a few out of the fridge, generously dust the top of them with several tablespoons of granulated sugar (Sugar in The Raw is the best) then broil until the tops are a dark amber, bubbling syrup of sugar. 5-7 minutes should do it in a 500f broiler. Of course, if you have a torch on hand, that's the easiest and most fun way to achieve a crispy sugary topping. Let the sugar cool down for a few minutes, then ENJOY!!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/passion-fruit-creme-brulee/

Tools Used

| Top Left: Glass Bowl Set |Bottom Left: Whisk |  Bottom Left: All-Clad Sauce Pan | Bottom Left: Ramekins 
 

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  • Silvia May 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    What type or torch are you using? Do you have a link to purchase one?

    Thank you

    • Byron May 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Not sure of the brand, but any kitchen torch will work. You can grab at any cooking store. Hope that helps.

  • THATISAMAZING August 19, 2016 at 1:47 am

    HOw much does this make?