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Course: dessert
Total time: under 4 hours
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: Serves 6
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Notes

This no-bake brûlée does not require egg yolks, as the cream is thickened with lime juice. It is wonderfully refreshing, and may be served in small tart shells instead of dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups heavy (whipping) cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons oven-dried brown sugar (see Notes) or confectioners’ sugar for topping

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the cream and granulated sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime zest. Gradually stir in the lime juice.

Place six standard-size flan dishes in a baking pan. Divide the custard mixture among the dishes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, place the dishes on a baking sheet and evenly sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown or confectioners’ sugar over each custard. (If using confectioners’ sugar, use a small sieve to sprinkle the sugar.) Using a hand-held blowtorch, caramelize the sugar (see Notes).

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Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving

413kcal (21%)
69mg (7%)
6mg (10%)
367mcg RAE (12%)
97mg
8mg
2g
26g
122mg (41%)
21g (103%)
33g (51%)
0g
30g
37mg (2%)
0mg (1%)