Dark Chocolate Creme Brûlée

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 50m
  • Total Time: 3h

Ingredients

  • 1 c whipping cream
  • 1 c half & half
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 bar (4 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces or 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 6 tsp. granulated sugar, divided

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 300° F.
  2. PLACE cream, half & half and vanilla extract in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.
  3. WHISK egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar in large mixer bowl. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.
  4. POUR mixture through fine sieve into six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups.
  5. Place ramekins in 13 x 9-inch baking dish; fill pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  6. BAKE for 40 minutes or until custards jiggle slightly when pan is shaken. Cool custards in water until cool enough to handle.
  7. Remove custards from water; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap; continue to refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  8. PREHEAT broiler. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over tops of each custard. Place custards on baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized (rotate pan as needed to prevent burning). Alternately, tops can be caramelized using kitchen torch. Refrigerate for 2 hours so that the topping can harden and the custard can cool and set.