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Red Wine Chocolate Creme Brulee

Cook Time40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 4 creme brulees

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Combine cream and salt over low heat until just hot.
  • Remove from heat. Add in chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and sugar until light.
  • Stir about a quarter of the cream mixture into the egg mixture, then pour the egg mixture into the cream mixture.
  • Stir in wine.
  • Pour into four ramekins and place ramekins in a baking dish.
  • Fill the baking dish with boiling water to about half way up the side of the ramekins.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until centers are barely set.
  • Remove from oven and remove ramekins from baking dish. Let cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for several hours.
  • Once set, sprinkle the tops of the custard with sugar and torch (or broil in the oven) until the sugar is browned.
  • Crack and enjoy!