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Friday, December 19, 2008

Low-fat Cranberry Creme Brulee



It is a happy sense of accomplishment whenever I can successfully cook up a low fat version of rich desserts without compromising on the flavor.I figured using Whole milk instead of the heavy cream works just fine and adding any fruit of the season adds more flavor to the dessert.Serve it on your festive occasion and your guests will never guess that they're eating smart.
The ruby red cranberries also referred as super fruits for its antioxidant properties are native only to cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere.Since there are much cheaper in this season ,its a good idea to buy extra ,freeze it or make cranberry preserves or Jam ,delicious on toasts.
(recipe for 4 molds,I used the small ceramic espresso cups)
Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries[or any berry of the season]
1 table spoon brown sugar
2 cups organic reduced fat milk(2%) or Whole milk(replacement for 2 cups of heavy cream)
4 organic egg yolks(Organic egg yolks have 25% less fat and also are rich in omega 3s)
2-3 tablespoon granulated sugar
splash of pure vanilla extract


Method
To make the cranberry compote,cook the cranberries with 1/4 cup of water of water , until tender about 15 minutes .Add about a tablespoon of compote on the bottom of each of the molds.Set aside.
Preheat oven to 325F C.
Heat milk in microwave or on stove for 1-2 minutes until hot.Stir in the vanilla.
Whisk egg yolks with milk until smooth.Temper the yolk mixture by slowly adding half of the milk and whisking.Add the rest whisk until smooth.Pour the mixture in to the molds ,3/4th filled up. Transfer in water bath(hot water in a baking dish),bake for about 40-45 minutes,center will still be a little wobbly.Cool completely in the refrigerator about 3-4 hours.
Before serving sprinkle about 3/4th teaspoon of sugar over the molds.Caramalize the sugar by placing under broiler for about 2-3 minutes,keep a close eye to prevent burning.
A Peek under the custard.

Licked clean in less than a minute.


This is my entry for Special edition of Weekend Herb blogging , Holiday Herb blogging featuring the holiday themed recipes,hosted this week by Haalo

28 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh ya.. i would also finish it off in a minute if u give me :)

Chandani said...

brulee looks perfect...'licked clean' pic says it all!!

Curry Leaf said...

The last pic says it all.I wish heartfully I could have it and also veganize it.Never heard of vegan brulee.Sometimes the subs never are a sub.

anudivya said...

Sounds great with 2% milk... I like the creme brulee torch and always wanted to use it... Hmm.

Ann said...

Thats too much ..finished it yourself..? just keep one cup for me..

Priya said...

WOww am drooling over the creme brulee..looks delicious.

DEESHA said...

wow .. that looks delicious

Uj said...

I have never tasted brulee.. Its on my to taste list soon. Your pics are very tempting

nick said...

low fat is indeed healthy,guess i can make this more often now.

jen said...

i make the french custard on holidays,low fat sounds equally tasty.

sam said...

low fat sounds good,love the dessert.

Keerthana said...

looks delicious! loved the pic 'licked clean':)

Cham said...

Perfect dessert for holiday season!

Haalo said...

Fabulous and certainly Festive, it looks so indulgence.

Sunshinemom said...

Now, that's what I call a healthy indulgence:)

Varsha Vipins said...

Good lor..You always make me drrol with ur pics Yasmeen..:O

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I have always wanted to try making creme brulee!Thanks for the recipe dear :)

Cynthia said...

Did you say low-fat creme brulee?! Now here is a definite winner!

Happy Holidays!

Adlak's tiny world said...

I m drooling here.... will finish it in seconds wanna test me?! send it quickly...

Suma Rajesh said...

loved ur creme brulee..sounds interesting..perfect dessert..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is not fair,so tempting and u r showing the empty bowl also after eating!!!

Sara said...

This sounds great, I made a low-fat creme brulee from cooking light a few years ago without much success. I will give this a try!

Navita said...

great brulee...:)i don't hve the torch though..is there any other way..uusing gas stove????

Vij said...

Brulee looks jus perfect! lovely pics... i am gonna try this for sure Yas!

SriLekha said...

wow! am drooling!

Purva Desai said...

I simply love Brulee....Urs look really creamy and yummy...

Anonymous said...

Hi Yasmeen,

I like to try your dishes and always loved the pictures, they are perfect!

I wanted to try this today as I have some fresh cranberries that I got last night but the recipe does not say when to add the cranberries? can you please tell when exactly to add the cranberries?

Thanks,
Ankitha

Yasmeen said...

Hi ankitha,
Extremely sorry for such a late reply.The compote goes at the bottom,thanks for pointing at the missing instruction:)

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