Forget the ramekins. There’s a new way to enjoy crème brulee.
For many, the height of decadence—at least when it comes to dessert—is crème brulee. It’s that rich, sweet, creamy custard topped with crusty caramel or toasted sugar. It’s the reason many of us got small kitchen torches, so we could try to recreate the flavors in our own homes.
Well, put the torches away, and get out the nuts. Planters has come out with a whole series of new nut flavors, and Crème Brulee Almonds were the top attention-getter when we tasted them in the Test Kitchens of The Food Channel.
There are six new varieties, meaning favorites for everyone emerged—in fact, the Tailgate Nut Mix with chipotle almonds and peanuts, corn nuts and pretzels was the can that was emptied by end of the tasting. But they all have their place along with any other nuts (er . . . family) at your table: Brittle Nut Medley, with honey roasted peanuts, yogurt flavored raisins, peanut brittle, pretzels and cashews; a delicious Pumpkin Spice Almond; Winter Spiced Nuts with almonds, peanuts, cashews, and pecans; and Tailgate Almonds with a honey smoked flavor.
These products are right on trend, with a mix of sweet and savory, plus innovation to boot.Sprinkle them on a salad or try them in other recipes calling for nuts for something unexpected!
Now excuse me, while I go crunch my crème brulee.