Crème Anglaise

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    6 Cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Cooking

Cooking

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

Crème anglaise is a so-called stirred custard. It is cooked on the stove top until it thickens into a silky sauce, rather than slowly baked in an oven until set. It is most commonly flavored with a vanilla bean or vanilla extract, as it is here, but it can be infused with coffee, chocolate, or fruit puree, or flavored with a fruit brandy, whiskey, or rum. It can be used as a sauce, hot or cold, for fruit tarts and cakes, or as the base for the world’s best eggnog. It is a base for other sim