Grapefruit juice adds a sophisticated, slightly tart touch to the traditional crème brûlée. Photo courtesy
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Last Updated July 2014
Crème Brûlée Recipe
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Rio Star Grapefruit Crème Brûlée
You’ve never had crème brûlée like this! Grapefruit juice gives this sweet dessert a new layer of flavor. For a beautiful serving touch, top each serving with roasted chopped grapefruit.
- 13 ounces freshly squeezed Texas Rio Star Grapefruit juice
- 10 ounces of sugar
- 18 ounces of heavy cream
- 8 ounces egg yolk
- Sugar for caramelizing
- Optional garnish: roasted chopped grapefruit
- PREHEAT oven to 275° F.
- HEAT grapefruit juice, sugar and heavy cream in a medium saucepan until warm. Temper the liquid with egg yolk and strain.
- POUR liquid into ramekins and bake in a water bath until set with still-slightly wobbly centers. Chill until needed.
- TORCH: Sprinkle the surface of each ramekin evenly with a layer of sugar. Using a blowtorch or broiler, caramelize the sugar until golden.
- GARNISH as desired with roasted chopped grapefruit.
- TO ROAST GRAPEFRUIT: Preheat oven to 450°F. Segment a grapefruit and remove seeds. Drizzle segments with agave nectar or brown sugar. Season as desired with your choice of allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, vanilla extract and/or rum. Bake for about 20 minutes. Chop for topping.
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