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Crème Fraiche

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2 cups

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Dietary Considerationgluten-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecreamy, rich, tangy

Type of DishCondiments, sauces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream (not ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Whisk the heavy cream and sour cream together in a bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand in the kitchen or other reasonably warm spot overnight, or until thickened. In cold weather this may take as long as 24 hours.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, after which the crème fraîche will be quite thick. The tart flavor will continue to develop as the crème fraîche sits in the refrigerator.

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