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What can I substitute for créme fraiche?

Photo: Rachel Weill; Styling: Dan Becker

If you can't find créme fraiche at the store, make your own: combine 1 cup of heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of buttermilk or 1/2 cup of sour cream; cover the container and let it sit overnight. In the morning you will have thick, slightly tangy, buttery créme fraiche.

Recipe: Rustic Pear Tarts with Créme Fraiche