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Crème Brûlée Rice Pudding is the Best of Two Worlds

I don't think I've ever met someone who didn't like crème brûlée - getting to crack a caramelized sugar crust into a luscious custard filling...nothing can compare...until now. This twist on the classic combines the dessert with a rice pudding filling, bringing you the ultimate in comfort food.

This Crème Brûlée Rice Pudding is truly the best of both worlds and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. These serve up perfectly in little ramekins - get your torch ready and you'll be cracking into the decadence in no time!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (3 inch) piece vanilla bean
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Hot water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 6 (4 oz.) ramekins.

In saucepan, combine milk and whipping cream. Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape vanilla bean seeds into saucepan; add vanilla beans and salt. Bring to a low boil.

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In bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, cinnamon, rice, and 1/2 cup sugar.

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Remove vanilla beans from cream mixture. Slowly pour hot cream mixture in a thin stream into the egg/rice mixture, whisking constantly.

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Pour or ladle into prepared ramekins.

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Place ramekins on a large baking sheet and place on oven rack; carefully pour enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake until edges are set and centers are still slightly jiggly when shaken, approximately 25 minutes.

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Remove ramekins from water bath and place on rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Cover; chill at least 3 hours.

When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and sprinkle remaining sugar evenly over tops.

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Broil 5-6 inches from heat until sugar evenly melts and becomes a caramel color, or brown tops using a professional culinary torch. Serve immediately.

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