- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Can be made ahead of time.
This tangy thickened cream works much better on border dishes than sour cream, the usual American substitute. The same as French crème fraîche, it tops everything from quesadillas to carne adobada in Mexico and parts of the Southwest.
In a small, nonreactive bowl, combine both ingredients. Cover the bowl loosely, and let it stand at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours, until the cream is thickened and tart. Stir the crema well, cover it, and refrigerate it. Use it as needed. Crema keeps for up to 10 days.
Nutritional information is based on a serving size of 1 tablespoon.