Creme Brulee–a Delicious, Yet Low Calorie Version!

Creme Brulee
Serves 6

This is a lower fat, lower calorie version of the classic creme brulee, but it still has the requisite caramelized sugar crust.

4 large eggs
1 1/2 cup (12 ounce/360ml) evaporated 2% milk
1/3 cup Splenda (or you can use table sugar, if you want)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 teaspoons brown sugar, divided.

  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Whisk first four ingredients ingredients together.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into six 6 ounce (180ml) ramekins. Place ramekins into a 9×13 baking dish. Pour boiling water carefully into the dish to a 1 inch depth (or halfway up the sides of the ramekins.) NOTE: I poured the water into the dish, to about 1/2 inch, then carefully placed the ramekins into the water. To me, it seemed easier and less likely to have a problem.)
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until gently set in the center (It will be “wiggly” but not soft.)
  5. Remove to wire rack and cool for 10 minutes, then refrigerate several hours (overnight is better.)
  6. The next day, you have two options. A) Preheat boiler, sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar evenly over each, and place under broiler, 4-6 inches from heat, until caramelized. This is 5-6 minutes, but watch carefully. B) Sprinkle with brown sugar and use a small propane torch to brown the sugar (faster and less likely to burn.) 
  7. Return to fridge for 5-10 minutes so the sugar crystallizes.
Nutritional data:
Calories:       124
Fat:              4.2g
Sat fat:         1.1g
Chol:     134.7mg
Sodium: 117.5mg
Carbs:          11g
Fiber:             0g
Protein:          8g

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