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Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise

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  • Servings: makes about 2 cups
  • Time(Other): plus chilling


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  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • 4 large egg yolks

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, sugar and vanilla bean and seeds and bring to a simmer, whisking until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Set a medium bowl inside a bowl of ice water. In another medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in the hot liquid, discarding the vanilla bean. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, about 6 minutes. Scrape the crème anglaise into the ice bath. Stir until cooled.

Make Ahead

The crème anglaise can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Serve With

Chocolate Souffles.

Contributed By Published February 2008

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