Monday, November 23, 2009

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About….Dessert

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Funny, that Bonnie Raitt’s song popped in my head when I was thinking about this post. But let’s face it. Thanksgiving with lots of extended family can be stressful. Lots of planning, cooking, and cleaning. Throw in a few strange relatives and you’ve got stress. Serve this dessert and this is ALL your guests will talk about! It is a showstopper—delicious, pretty, and best of all made ahead of time.

Creme Brulee’ Bundt Cake

3 cups sugar, divided

4 cups heavy cream, divided

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

6 large eggs

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 egg yolks

1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

Sprinkle 1 cup sugar into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Quickly pour into a 12 –cup Bundt pan, tilting to coat the sides of pan about 1 1/2 inches up sides. This may crack as it cools. Stir together heavy cream and vanilla in a large bowl. In a blender, process 6 eggs, next 3 ingredients . and 2 cups sugar until smooth. Stir this into cream mixture. Pour over caramelized sugar in Bundt pan.

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Place in a large roasting pan in a preheated 350 degree oven. Pour hot water into roasting pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in deepest part comes out clean. Remove pan from water and chill on wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Loosen edges with a thin knife and invert onto a serving plate. Garnish with remaining whipped heavy cream, sweetened to taste.

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I served this for the birthday dinner (here) with green salad, Rett’s (from The Gazebo House) individual beef Wellingtons (recipe here), twice baked potatoes, and creamed spinach and artichokes. This meal gave everybody something to talk about!

22 comments:

  1. Oh that looks so good.....yum! Love Bonnie Raitt also...lol. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Linda

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  2. A wonderful crowd pleasure for sure!
    Joyce

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  3. OMG! Just looking at this - I think I've died and gone to heaven!

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  4. We are such Creme Brulee fans here, I know this would be as big a hit as Bonnie's song (Ha ha). Now I have to find my bundt pan...

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Susan!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Hi - saw you're hello on my blog so came to see your blog. Nice stuff! I love the comment about the NO Saint's rug...priceless! And now I wish I had a bite of your dessert - it looks scrumptous (did I spell that right?) See ya 'round. Jenn (Thanks)

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  6. Oh, this is not a good thing to see at 10:15 at night when I am hungry - it looks absolutely divine!

    My kids are not too happy because we are eating Thankgiving at our club this year - but I am secretly thrilled because I have been going non-stop over the past month, and I am weary. I am very, very thankful for the amazing people who have probably been working nonstop over the past week to get the meal at the club ready!

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  7. Wow, that sounds and looks divine. Will have to give it a try. Creme Brulee is one of my favorites.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  8. That looks so good .......Happy Thanksgiving...

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  9. Creme Brulee' is my favorite dessert, so this looks amazing. It is flourless? I'm just checking because you say process 6 eggs and next 3 ingredients and there are only 2 listed. So is this the texture of creme brulee' or flan? I can't wait to try this.

    Sue

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  10. Oh my gosh!! I just gained 10 lbs. looking at that! :) It is 11:30 - I need to go to bed before I start looking for something to eat. I got hungry all of a sudden. :)
    Glenda

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  11. Oh Susan! That made my mouth water! It looks and sounds delicious! You find some great recipes! Thank you for sharing them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

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  12. The name of the cake alone is drool worthy! WOW!

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  13. This looks WONDERFUL. I'd love to make it, but I noticed the same thing as Sue. You mentioned the next 3 ingredients, but there are 2. Hope you see this-I'd love to make this today! Thank you!!

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  14. OOOH, I just noticed-it also says 4 cups heavy cream, divided. Do we not use all 4 cups with the vanilla?

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  15. Oh my, that looks so GOOD!!! Hope your week is going well!

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  16. This cake looks delicious! I love anything with cream cheese as one of the ingredients :-) Your Thanksgiving table setting is gorgeous.

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  17. WOW!!! what an AWESOME!!! dessert and the whole meal sounds GREAT!!!
    Geri

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  18. Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  19. This looks and sounds delicious! I adore creme brulee.

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  20. I just watched my greek wedding where she couldn't pronounce bundt cake! Seeing your post made me laugh :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. I thought it was an excellent blog, that information has been very helpful in my life, I am a desserts lover, so I really enjoyed this reading, this weekend I want to do one! Thanks for this great moment!

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