The addition of lemon peel gives this version of a classic dessert a little lighter flavor.
cups whipping cream
tablespoon grated lemon peel
cup fresh raspberries
Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, slightly beat egg yolks with wire whisk. In large bowl, stir whipping cream, 1/3 cup sugar, the vanilla and lemon peel until well mixed. Add egg yolks to cream mixture; beat with wire whisk until evenly colored and well blended.
In 13x9-inch pan, place four 6-ounce ceramic ramekins.* Pour cream mixture evenly into ramekins.
Carefully place pan with ramekins in oven. Pour enough boiling water into pan, being careful not to splash water into ramekins, until water covers two-thirds of the height of the ramekins.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until top is light golden brown and sides are set (centers will be jiggly).
Carefully transfer ramekins to wire rack, grasping tops of ramekins with pot holder. Cool no longer than 1 hour or until room temperature. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours but no longer than 2 days.
Uncover ramekins; gently blot any condensation on custards with paper towel. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons sugar over each custard. Holding kitchen torch 3 to 4 inches from custard, caramelize sugar on each custard by heating with torch about 2 minutes, moving flame continuously over sugar in circular motion, until sugar is melted and light golden brown. (To caramelize sugar in the broiler, see Kitchen Tip). Place 2 tablespoons raspberries over each custard. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.
*Do not use glass custard cups or glass pie plates; they cannot withstand the heat from the kitchen torch or broiler and may break.
The sugar topping can be caramelized in the broiler. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons brown sugar over each chilled custard. Place ramekins on cookie sheet with sides. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar is melted and forms a glaze.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.