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Smoked Creme Brulee

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Dig in to the crisp, caramelized shell, and you'll detect a delicate smokiness accompanying each bite of creamy custard.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 6 Tablespoon turbinado sugar

  • 4 Cup heavy cream

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste

  • 1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier

  • 10 Whole egg yolk

  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar

  • hot water

  • berries

  • fresh mint leaves

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180 °F and preheat with the lid close for 15 minutes.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 2

    In a clean coffee or spice grinder, add 6 tablespoons of turbinado sugar and grind until the coarse crystals are fine. Set aside.

    Ingredients

    • 6 Tablespoon turbinado sugar

  • 3

    In a medium saucepan, add the cream. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the pulp and seeds; add both to the cream. (Or stir the vanilla extract into the cream.) Add the Grand Marnier, if using. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Strain into a large pitcher with a spout. Reserve the vanilla bean for another use.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Cup heavy cream

    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste

    • 1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier

  • 4

    Make the custard. Add the egg yolks and 3/4 cup of granulated sugar to a large bowl or stand mixer bowl. Using a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar with the whisk attachment until they are a pale yellow, 2 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 10 Whole egg yolk

    • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar

  • 5

    Very slowly, add the cream with the mixer running continuously on medium-low speed. If you add the cream to the egg yolks too quickly, the eggs will scramble and your custard will not be silky-smooth.
  • 6

    Place a fine-mesh strainer over the pitcher and pour the custard mixture through it. Arrange six (8-oz) heatproof ramekins in a cake pan. Divide the custard among the ramekins.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 7

    Carefully set the pan with the ramekins on the grill grates. Pour enough hot water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Close the lid and smoke the crème brûlée for 15 minutes.

    Grill325 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • As Needed hot water

  • 8

    Increase the grill temperature to 325 °F and continue to bake the crème brûlée until they are set, 40-45 minutes depending on the depth of the ramekins. Custard in deeper ramekins will take longer to cook.
  • 9

    Remove the pan from the grill. Let the crème brûlée cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until well-chilled and firm.
  • 10

    Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Just before serving, evenly coat the top of each crème brûlée with the reserved turbinado sugar.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed berries

  • 11

    Using a small kitchen torch, melt and caramelize the sugar, moving the torch constantly, until the sugar is crisp and golden brown. Top with berries, and mint, and serve immediately. Enjoy! *Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures. Access this, and over a thousand other Traeger recipes on the Traeger App

    Ingredients

    • As Needed fresh mint leaves

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