Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

Yesterday, I made for the first time one of the most classic dessert recipes, the Crème Caramel. I called my grandmother for some advice and she gave me her easy, fat-free and very delicious recipe. It is very interesting how an exquisite dessert like Crème Caramel needs just sugar,milk, eggs, water,vanilla extract  and salt  to make it. In fact, it turned out wonderfully creamy and very delicious and it doesn’t absolutely need  any butter or cream to make tasteful. I definitely recommend trying it, you will  be surprised by the flavour.

To make this recipe you will need:

This will make approximately 12 cocottes

Crème Caramel ingredients: recipe with no cream and no butter

 

For the caramel:

75 gr of granulated sugar

3 table spoons of water

For the custard:

100 gr of granulated sugar

3 eggs

500 gr of milk (I used the semi skimmed milk)

1 teaspoon of  pure Vanilla extract

A sprinkle of Salt

The preparation:

First of all, put the cocottes on a tray in the oven at 150 C/ gas mark 3/ 300 F  (while you prepare the caramel) to warm them so that, they won’t break when you pour the caramel on them. Meanwhile on a sauce pan, place the 75 gr sugar, the water and cook everything on a medium heat making sure to carefully stir until the sugar is dissolved and  turns into a light brown color.

(Please be careful to turn the heat off as soon as the caramel turn  into a light brown otherwise it will get burned and will taste very bitter.)

After that, immediately take the cocottes out of the oven and carefully pour the caramel evenly into them. At this stage leave the cocottes with the caramel out of the oven as you will need to prepare the custard.

Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

 

To make the custard first of all, bring the milk to a boil and after that, let the milk cool down for about 15 minutes. On a bowl carefully whisk the 100gr sugar with the eggs,Salt and the Vanilla extract until everything is smooth and creamy. Now at this stage, carefully and slowly pour some of the  milk  draining it with a colander (which should be warm-please double-check otherwise it will cook the egg) to the creamy mixture, whisk and then add the remaining milk and whisk again until all is mixed perfectly. Now you are ready to pour the mixture into the cocottes. Remember to pour some water on the tray until it covers the half of the cocottes and cook in the oven at 170 C/ gas mark 3/ 325 F until you see some  light brown spots on the top of the mixture.

Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

 

After that, let the cocottes cool down and put them on the fridge for about 5-12 hours this way the caramel and the custard will thoroughly mix their flavours together. If you are impatient it is delicious even after it has been just 2 hours in the fridge. 🙂

Cream caramel is one of those classic desserts which makes every meal a bit special and yummy. It is perfect to make for a special date, your friends or even impress your mother-in-law. I definitely think that what makes this dessert special is the fact that we definitely do not need complicated ingredients to make a delightful dessert and I think this should reflect our  the everyday life, we should consider more the true and genuine things and avoid unnecessary stressful components.

Enjoy the simple things! 🙂

Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

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50 comments

    1. Thank you very much AV for the nice comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  1. Love it and will definitely try it! Thank you and your grandmother for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much monisbaking for being so kind. My grandma will be so happy when I’ll tell her! 🙂 Hope you will like the results as much as I do.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Looks delicious and also sounds much healthier than normal Crème caramel!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment, please do give it a go I am sure you will like it. The recipe does really work! 🙂
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. Love this! I’ve made creme brulee before but not cream caramel looks tasty!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the very nice comment. Please do give this a go ( my husband doesn’t like dessert and he loved it) so I was really pleased the recipe worked really well.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  4. Looks amazingly scrumptious! LOVE Caramel!!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much globalresistence for the nice words, I really do appreciate! Hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. They are looking absolutely delicious! I’ll give them a try as soon as I have lost my holiday fat 😉

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    1. Thank you so much Ginger you are very kind, I am really happy you like it. Hope you will like the results as much as I do. I loved the fact that this recipe doesn’t need any fat like butter or cream but still taste wonderfully delicious. 🙂
      Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. This is so innovative. If you used a non-dairy milk, suddenly here’s an option for a whole new group of people, including a good friend who’s dairy-free and gluten-free.

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    1. Wow that would be a very nice idea because I think milk is mixed with the eggs just to create the creamy texture so I think a non-diary milk would also be perfect. Thank you for stopping by and the very nice words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. Holy Crap that looks amazing.

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    1. Lol, lol,lol, thank you very much!
      xxxxx
      Alice

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  8. Wow! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori! I really do appreciate, please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it as much as me and my husband do! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. Looks fab!!! My husband loves this, I will give it a try soon!

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    1. Thank you Farianti for the nice words, hope you and your husband will like the results! Fingers crossed and please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. I will do Alice, I am quite poorly at the moment so not been cooking much or blogging much lately. Once I am 100% better, I will make these beauties for sure and let you know!😘

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      2. Aww I am sorry to hear about that and really hope you will get better and amazing soon. Get some rest!!! 🙂
        Very special best wishes,
        Alice

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  10. YUM. That looks amazing.

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  11. To die for… I love it! 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words! I really do appreciate and hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. You’re welcome Alice! I also hope to try it sometime, it really looks delicious 😀

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  12. I am going to try it!! Sembra ottimo Alice!

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    1. Grazie mille Serena, sono contenta che ti piace la ricetta!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. my pleasure! 🙂

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  13. This looks sooooo good Alice!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words Dana, I really hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Wish you an amazing weekend!
      Alice

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      1. Thanks Alice, you too!!

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  14. Thank you for remindung me of Creme Caramel – I haven’t made one in years! Will correct that situation tonight, if I have the stuff!

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    1. Thank you very much to you frederik for the nice words, I really do appreciate and hope you will like the results. Thank you again for stopping by,
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. Looks yum. Must try… Thanks Alice 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words,
      really appreciated 🙂

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  16. I want to try this!!

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    1. I hope you will try and like it 🙂

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  17. cookinginsrilanka · · Reply

    definitely I will try this. 🙂 thank you lady 😀

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    1. Thank you very much for the very nice words cookinginsrilanka and hope you will like the results! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. This looks so yummy Alice. Oh dear I missed so many of your posts. I don’t know why your posts are not coming on my reader 😦

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    1. Really?
      😦 😦

      I will ask to WordPress about it, thanks a lot to let me know it,

      Best regards,
      Alice

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  19. My Stars! This looks heavenly 🙂

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    1. Thank you very very much 🙂

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  20. My mom taught H.S. Spanish and their country featured a delicious custard dessert called, “flan.” It was do yummy! 🙂 I am thinking it may be a European dessert which each country has its variation! Smiles, Robin

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    1. Yes I agree with you Robin, I think every country call it in a different way but the basic ingredients are all the same. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
      Best regards,
      Alice

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