Brandy Crème Brûlée Bars

A miniature cousin to restaurant-popular Crème Brûlée, you'll find these bars every bit as creamy and wonderful.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
5
egg yolks
1/4
cup sugar
1 1/4
cups whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon brandy or 1 1/2 teaspoons brandy extract
1/3
cup sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar and the butter with spoon. Press on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 2 Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar with spoon until thick. Gradually stir in whipping cream and brandy. Pour over baked layer.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until custard is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Place bars on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  • 4 In heavy 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup sugar over medium heat until sugar begins to melt. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and caramel colored. Cool slightly until caramel has thickened slightly. Drizzle hot caramel over bars. (If caramel begins to harden, return to medium heat and stir until thin enough to drizzle.) After caramel on bars has hardened, cover and refrigerate bars up to 48 hours.

Expert Tips

Line the baking pan with foil to make cleanup and cutting bars easy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
85
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.