These Creme Brulee Tarts are oh so delicious and sexy. They have a delicious crunch topping and topped with fresh berries!
These Creme Brulee Tarts is a perfect dessert for a delicious dinner!
There is a lot of food I don’t like. I am not a fan of cottage cheese, mushrooms, creamed corn, Chili Hot Dogs, chitterlings, and the list goes on. I am also not a huge fan of most puddings, cream pies, and custards. You will never catch me eating dishes like Flan, Rice Pudding, or plain vanilla pudding. I am just not a fan. When I enjoy a particular dish, the flavor and texture have to make sense to me. In fact, I think I am bigger on the textures of foods than I am on flavor. I guess that is clear in some of the foods I just mentioned I don’t like.
For instance, I think mushrooms have this weird squeaky texture; I don’t like the clotting in cottage cheese (its spoiled milk for goodness sake); and I don’t like a firm, creamy, and slimy texture in Flan. The flavor of these things isn’t horrible but I can’t get past the texture. I was also the same way about Creme Brulee for the longest. Let me tell you how I came around.
I have one word for you…Pappadeaux. Oh yea! Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants. I typically only allow myself to go once a year because the food is that good an unhealthy and if I went more than that, I would have a serious problem on my hands. During my last year of college, I worked as a server there and learned a lot about food, food prep, and Creme Brulee. One of the most awesome things about being a server at a pretty decent restaurant is being able and encouraged to try the food during training!
I must’ve tried most of the dishes on the menu during my training and this also includes desserts. Although I was enjoying the free grub, I did want to be a good server. Heck, that is how I was going to make good money. Therefore, to be able to honestly suggest a good dessert I tried all of them, which means I had to get out of my way and I try something that I never understood, which was Creme Brulee.
How I’ve come to make these Creme Brulee Tarts
The first time I bit into that Creme Brulee, I immediately smacked myself for getting in my way of this incredible goodness! It was delicious! I loved the creaminess and the flavor of the Brulee. You could see the specks of vanilla bean that was used in the custard; I love the tartness of the fruit to balance the sweet and creamy, and I ESPECIALLY loved that crunchy topping made of pure sugar tortured to hell. It was absolutely amazing! I have been hooked ever since but out of fear of hating it again, I will only have Creme Brulee at Pappadeaux.
I wanted to take that concept and put it into something a little different and something with a crust. Hence, Creme Brulee Tarts! Luckily, I found one of the most amazing recipes that have already been tested by Tablespoon.com. All I had to do was individualize the recipe and add my touch. These Creme Brulee Tarts are the perfect personal dessert for a dinner party or a dinner date. They are super classy and romantic, despite the crust being made of pre-mixed sugar cookie mix. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous Creme Brulee Tarts as much as I had making them and eating them ALL. You don’t want to do that, btw.