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Creme Brulee Bars

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon brandy or 1 1/2 teaspoons brandy extract or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar and the butter with spoon.
  3. Press on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased 9-inch square pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  6. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar with spoon until thick.
  7. Gradually stir in whipping cream and brandy. Pour over baked layer.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until custard is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  10. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Place bars on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  11. In heavy 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup sugar over medium heat until sugar begins to melt. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and caramel colored.
  12. Cool slightly until caramel has thickened slightly.
  13. Drizzle hot caramel over bars. (If caramel begins to harden, return to medium heat and stir until thin enough to drizzle.)
  14. After caramel on bars has hardened, cover and refrigerate bars up to 48 hours.

Yield: 3 dozen bars

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 85 (Calories from Fat 55); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 20mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars ncg); Protein 1g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: nc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet