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Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Oxmoor House
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 48 mins
Other time 4 hrs
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 crème brûlée)
Give yourself a break and make these truly decadent desserts the day before your guests arrive. Before serving, sprinkle each custard with sugar and caramelize the top for a delicious combination of warm, crunchy topping and cool, rich custard. Or simply top with a dollop of reduced-calorie whipped topping.


  • 2 cups 1% low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bar bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 200
  • fat 13.0 g
  • satfat 6.1 g
  • protein 5.5 g
  • carbohydrate 18.7 g
  • cholesterol 235 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 94 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 59 %
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • calcium 74 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Heat milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts. Stir in extracts.

  3. Combine egg yolk and salt in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Gradually add milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Divide mixture evenly among 6 (4-ounce) ramekins, custard cups, or shallow baking dishes. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.

  4. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes or until center barely moves when ramekin is touched. Remove ramekins from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Cover ramekins, and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

  5. Sift 1 teaspoon sugar evenly over each custard. Holding a kitchen torch about 2 inches from top of each custard, heat sugar, moving torch back and forth, until sugar is completely melted and caramelized. Top with 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Serve custards immediately.

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