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Lemon Crème Brûlée with Berries

Crème Brûlée has been my favorite dessert for years and I was craving some recently so I decided to try making a batch. This time I made a lemon crème brûlée with some fresh berries. I loved the subtle lemon flavor and it paired nicely with the traditional vanilla custard flavor. I added a few blueberries and raspberries in the baking dishes before baking and we loved it! Berries just get sweeter when they are baked and mixed with the creamy lemony/vanilla custard and the crisp sugar topping made this dessert over the top delicious. Guess what I’ll be making again soon. YUM!

Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle section of the oven. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Combine 2 cups of the cream, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Remove the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them to the pan, submerge the vanilla pod in the cream.  Add the lemon zest. Bring the mixture to slight boil over medium heat then reduce heat to simmer and let steep 15 minutes to infuse the flavors.
Meanwhile, place a silpat mat (or thin kitchen towel), in the bottom of a large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan to prevent the dishes from sliding around. Arrange 8 (4-5 oz) ramekins on the silpat mat. Add a few blueberries and raspberries to each ramekin. Bring a large saucepan of water to boil over high heat. After the vanilla bean has steeped, remove the pod from the cream and stir in the remaining 2 cups of cream to cool the mixture along with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, more if a stronger lemon flavor is desired. Whisk the yolks well in a separate large bowl. Add about 1 cup of the cream mixture into the yolks; whisk until combined; repeat with remaining cream and whisk until evenly colored and thoroughly combined. Strain through the fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or bowl; discard the solids in the strainer. Pour or ladle mixture into the ramekins, dividing it equally among them.

Carefully place the rimmed baking sheet with the ramekins on the oven rack; pour boili...
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