I’ve tried a lot of Disney Crème Brûlée, and this one is definitely near the top of the list!
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The Maple Crème Brûlée here has got to be one of the most-often ordered desserts on the menu, and it’s very clear why! The super creamy custard has exactly the right amount of sweet maple flavor — and it’s perfect for the holidays!
Maple Crème Brûlée
2 3/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
9 egg yolks
1 1/2 tablespoons maple extract
12 teaspoons sugar for caramelized topping
6 ginger-flavored cookies
Preheat oven to 325°F. Place six 3/4-cup custard cups in large roasting pan. Combine cream, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly bring mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. When sugar is dissolved, stir every few minutes while the mixture is heating to avoid scalding.
When small bubbles appear around the edges, remove milk mixture from heat. Whisk egg yolks and maple extract together in a large bowl. Slowly add hot cream mixture to egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
Divide among custard cups in pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of custard cups. Bake custards until center moves only slightly when cups are gently shaken, about 55 minutes. Remove custards from pan. Refrigerate until thoroughly cool.
Sprinkle 2 teaspoons sugar evenly over each custard. Working with one custard at a time, hold kitchen torch so that flame is 2 inches above surface. Direct flame so that sugar melts and browns, about 2 minutes. (If you don’t have a kitchen torch, preheat broiler. Sieve 2 teaspoons brown sugar atop each custard. Place dishes on small baking sheet. Broil until sugar just starts to caramelize, rotating sheet for even browning, about 2 minutes, then chill until topping hardens, about 2 hours.) Top with a ginger-flavored cookie.
Are you a big fan of Le Cellier’s creme brulee, or will you be making this scrumptious dessert during the holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!