Christina Bricker, RN, BSN (giggly_girl) wrote in cowville,
Christina Bricker, RN, BSN

Low-Carb Creme Brulee (snagged from Balderon's Low-Carb Recipe Collection)

Try making a creme brulee....with eggs, egg yolks, cream, and Sugar Twin, and a little bit of brown sugar (very little) sprinkled on top before broiling it at the end. The only carbs come from the brown sugar. I make this as a treat and it equals about 2 to 3 g of carbs per serving. This was one of my favorite desserts before low carbing, and tastes just as good made this way. You can add variations to the basic recipe as well.

Here it is....I use the basic Fannie Farmer recipe, with a few modifications:

2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 c sugar equivalent (I use Sugar Twin)
1/8 tsp salt
2 c very hot, heavy cream
brown sugar (this part is up to you)

Mix the egg yolks, eggs, sugar replacement and salt together in the top of a double boiler (since I don't have a double boiler, I use a small saucepan nestled in a metal strainer which is nestled in a larger saucepan of simmering water). Add the hot cream slowly, beating constantly; cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Pour into a 10 x 6 inch baking dish about 2 inches deep (I use an 8 x 8 glass cake pan or individual bowls). Cover and refrigerate. (Several hours
at least! Takes a while to thicken all the way.. I would say give it 6 to 8 or even over night.) Just before serving, preheat your broiler. Sprinkle the brown sugar (amount up to you...I try to use a scant amount) evenly over the top of the desert. Place the dish under the broiler until the brown sugar melts and turns shiny. Serve immediately. (I like to "burn" it a little on top.) Also, you can use a kitchen torch which does a nicer job of melting/scorching the brown
sugar. The broiler works fine though.

I don't use a whole lot of brown sugar, but enough to give it a light burnt topping. The main carbs come from the cream, really, but I still think with 8 servings it's around 3g of carbs per serving. (It's supposed to make six to eight servings, and since it's such a rich dessert, a little does go a long way.) You can experiment with cocoa powder or sugar free syrups for variations on the basic recipe, but I like the basic creme brulee best. Okay....tied with pistachio creme



To those concerned about the actual carb count of my recipe:

2 cups cream = 13.2
2 eggs = 1.2
2 yolks = .6
1/3 cup Sugar Twin = 0
3 tsp brown sugar = 12

Total = 27g of carbohydrates. Divided by 8 servings = 3.4 grams per serving.
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