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Spiced Chocolate Lentil Crème Brûlée

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 45 Minutes

Servings: 8

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 cup (250 mL) pureed lentils*

    3 cups (750 mL) 35% cream

    1 whole vanilla bean, scraped (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)

    2 tsp (10 mL) ground cocoa

    2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon

    1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground cayenne pepper (optional)

    1/2 cup (125 mL) dark chocolate chips

    6 large egg yolks

    1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar

    As needed sugar to brûlée


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Prepare lentil puree as recommended. Combine cream with 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla bean, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer, whisking often until chocolate has fully melted and incorporated. Remove saucepan from the stove top. Allow flavours to infuse for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together. Heat cream mixture slightly and add 1/10 of hot mixture to the eggs while whisking continuously (this will temper the eggs and prevent them from curdling). Add remaining cream and whisk together. Strain with a fine sieve (to remove anything that was not fully combined).
  4. Pour the strained base into 8 small ceramic bowls. Place bowls in a cake pan filled with warm water 3/4 way up the bowls. Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the middle of the custard has a slight “jiggle.” Remove from oven, allow custard to cool completely. Sprinkle sugar on top and melt the sugar with a torch until it is golden brown. Alternatively, using the broiler setting on the oven can achieve similar results. Enjoy immediately!

*Lentil Puree: Place cooked or rinsed & drained canned lentils into a food processor. For every 1 cup of lentils, add 1/4 cup water. Blend to a smooth puree consistency.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 creme brulee
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 580
  • Total Fat 42 g
  • Saturated Fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 260 mg
  • Carbohydrates 48 g
  • Dietary Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 37 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Potassium 273 mg
  • Folate 100 mcg