Five simple ingredients — cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, Mexican chocolate, and eggs — are all you need for an exceptionally rich and elegant dessert. And no one has to know how simple this Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée is to make. Just a handful of ingredients and you’ll be in chocolate heaven.
Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée
- Electric Hot Water Kettle
- Measuring Cups/Spoons
- Glass Liquid Measuring Cups
- 3-Quart Saucepan
- 9" Wire Whisk
- 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
- 8" Chef's Knife
- Glass Nesting Bowls
- Rey Amargo Mexican Chocolate
- Fine-Mesh Sieve Set
- 5-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
- 9 x 13-Inch Pan
- Kitchen Torch
- 2 cups Heavy cream
- ½ cup Packed brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- ½ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
- 2 ½ –3 oz. Mexican chocolate, finely chopped
- 5 Egg yolks
- Brown or granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 325°. Bring a kettle of water to a boil.
- Whisk together cream, ½ cup brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan over medium-high heat until bubbles form around edge of pan. Whisk in chocolate until melted; remove from heat.
- Whisk yolks in a bowl; gradually whisk in one-third hot cream mixture, whisking constantly. Return yolk mixture to saucepan and simmer custard over medium heat until thickened.
- Strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve.
- Divide custard among four 5-inch mini cast-iron skillets or servers (about 5 oz. each) and place in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Transfer baking dish to oven and pour boiling water into dish halfway up sides of skillets (about 2 cups).
- Bake custards 7 minutes; cover with foil, then bake until just set, 10 minutes more. Remove skillets from water bath, then let cool completely before covering and refrigerating for 6 hours.
- Sprinkle just enough brown sugar over tops of custards to completely but lightly cover the surface. Hold the flame of a kitchen torch about 2 inches from skillets to caramelize the sugar.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories731
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 31g 155%
- Cholesterol 395mg 132%
- Sodium 68mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 7g 15%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.