Creme Anglaise Sauce

Creme Anglaise Sauce

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Chef John 15156

"Rich and creamy creme Anglaise is perfect drizzled over fresh fruit, pound cake, or other desserts."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 618 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 618 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 48.5 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 368 mg
  • 123%
  • Sodium:
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk egg yolks, cream, sugar, brandy-based orange liqueur, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan until smooth.
  2. Place saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula scraping the bottom, until the mixture is hot and thickens slightly, and a thermometer reaches 180 degrees F (82 degrees C), 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, strain to remove any over-cooked particles of egg, and allow cool.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For added orange flavor, add some freshly grated orange zest to the cooled creme Anglaise.
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Canadian Guy
3/17/2013

This is an excellent sauce. If you add the zest and extra brandy make sure to let the sauce rest overnight to develop the flavour.

Julia Zamorska
10/13/2013

Delicious! I made it while the souffles were baking and I guess - based on belatedly reading the comments below - it'd make more sense to make it the day before and let the flavor develop further overnight. In any case, it was absolutely delicious. Oh, and I didn't have heavy cream, so used half & half - still came out perfectly, if a little more liquid-y. :)

Kathi Jack
1/3/2014

I added the orange zest and used this sauce over Egg Nog Bread Pudding for a Christmas Brunch. Absolutely delicious.