Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Squash the Thanksgiving Dessert Competition with this Delicious Brulee!

Yes, yet another gourd-related crème brulee. I did a version of this using canned pumpkin a while back, and while I love the pumpkin version, this is even better! So, since there are going to be all those pumpkin pies around this holiday, why not go with another gourd, and try some butternut squash crème brulee. Why another brulee video recipe so similar to the pumpkin one? Because I was offered money to film it! I told you I've sold out to my corporate masters.

This video recipe, produced for About.com, uses a roasted butternut squash as the base for this "healthy" dessert. Sure it's loaded with cream, sugar and egg yolks, but its squash… come on, it has to be good for you. Besides, since you'll only need half the squash for this recipe, you can also make a nice soup. Stay tuned for a nice butternut squash soup video sometime soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup butternut squash puree

3 large egg yolks

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

pinch of salt

16 comments:

tired of waiting said...

great! another encore presentation.

not so tired anymore said...

sorry chef, should have watched video before commenting.
it's a video! hurray!

Chef John said...

Hey! I'll do the sarcasm! ;)

Anonymous said...

Can you demo your square fold technique? (LOL)

Seriously, it looks as if it takes a bit of time to Brulee the tops. Will you tell me "approximately" how long it takes to do one?

Chef John said...

actually it only takes about 1-2 minutes each.

seryph07 said...

Mmmmmmm butternut squash is my favorite squash.

Anonymous said...

I'm making this for tg dinner tomorrow! Thanks so much! AP

Anonymous said...

was looking to buy a garlic press.
can you please comment about the one we see in your videos, price, brand etc.?

Chef John said...

The brand is Zyliss, and they are very good. I dont remember the price, but its worth every penny. DO NOT buy a cheap garlic press, they don't work.

Anonymous said...

very dissappointed, we are only allowed to view part of your video

Chef John said...

what are u talking about?

Chef John said...

i just double checked, it plays all the way through with no problems.

Kikyo said...

guess what??? i made the creme brulee. But, i did the bruleeing in such a way the i made a heart in burn marks!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!!! kawaii!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

can i do without the squash? will it affect the overall texture of the creme brulee? tks!

Mark said...

This video seems to be down (supposing it's not a problem on my end). I remember everything except the temperature and time for baking. Is that something you can recall off the top of your head?

This is my girlfriends's absolute favorite by the way. So big thanks.

Chef John said...

http://video.about.com/gourmetfood/Butternut-Squash-Creme-Brulee.htm