Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Slow cook chocolate custard in ovenproof ramekins in a slow cooker and then finish them off under the broiler.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hoursDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2½ Tbsp. cocoa
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar

Directions

  • Pour 1" of water into the bottom of an oval 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Heat on high for 40 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the evaporated milk, cocoa, vanilla, egg yolks, and granulated sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Divide it among four (6-ounce) broiler-safe ramekins.
  • Place the ramekins in the hot water. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until the custard is set.
  • Sprinkle each crème brûlée with ½ tablespoon brown sugar. Place them under the broiler and broil until the sugar caramelizes.