Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Eggnog Crème Anglaise

Article Image
Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 2-1/4 cups, enough sauce for two 9-inch cakes.

Spiked with bourbon, rum, and grated nutmeg, this holiday-inspired cream sauce will quickly get you in the spirit.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt
  • 1 Tbs. dark rum
  • 1 Tbs. bourbon
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per 1 Tbs.
      Calories (kcal) : 60
      Fat Calories (kcal): 50
      Fat (g): 5
      Saturated Fat (g): 3
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 40
      Sodium (mg): 15
      Carbohydrates (g): 3
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 1

Preparation

  • Set a medium metal bowl in a large bowl of ice water and have a fine sieve at the ready.
  • Combine the cream and sugar in a 3-quart saucepan. Set the pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to encourage the sugar to dissolve. Heat the mixture through but do not allow it to boil. Remove from the heat.
  • Put the egg yolks and salt in a small heatproof bowl and gently whisk to break up the yolks. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the warm cream mixture. Pour the yolk mixture into the cream remaining in the saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a clean wooden or heatproof plastic spoon until the custard thickens slightly, enough to coat the back of the spoon and hold a line drawn through it with a finger, 4 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer should register 170° to 175°F. Do not let the sauce overheat or boil, or it will curdle. Immediately strain the sauce through the sieve into the bowl set in the ice-water bath (see tip).
  • Gently whisk in the rum, bourbon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Stir the sauce occasionally until cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer it to another container, if you like, and cover the surface of the sauce with plastic to prevent a skin from forming. Wrap the container tightly with more plastic and refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours, until velvety and slightly thick.

Make Ahead Tips

This sauce thickens to a rich, velvety consistency as it chills, so for the most luxurious texture, make it a day ahead. The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for 2 to 3 days. Cover the surface of the sauce with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.

Tip

Crème anglaise is a delicate, sweet egg-based sauce that’s prone to curdling if overheated. So as soon as it begins to thicken, you’ll need to stop the cooking by putting the bowl in an ice-water bath. Be sure to set up the water bath before you start cooking the crème anglaise, so you won’t have to scramble at the last minute and take the risk of scrambling your sauce, too.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.

Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Video

View All

Season 4 Extras

Season 4 Bonus Episode: New York City

Moveable Feast did not go to New York this season, but we couldn't skip the Big Apple completely! In this web-only episode, chef Francis Derby and cookbook author Aliya LeeKong…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks