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Jan 21, 2012 01:06 PM

other uses of heart shaped creme brulee dishes

Any one have a suggestion what else to make in heart shaped creme brulee dishes beside creme brulee?

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  1. Depending on how many ounces they hold..... quiche, pot pies, french onion soup, all sorts of individual desserts, dipping sauces.... all sorts of things!

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    1. re: weezieduzzit

      Thanks. They are swallow, maybe 4 oz.

    2. They would make gorgeous individual cheesecakes if they aren't too shallow. You could make a rich chocolate tart by adding a graham cracker crust before adding chocolate mousse. Do the same with lemon or lime curd.

      You could put pastry cream in them with fruit on top. You might be able to make a semifreddo.

      You could break 2 eggs and a piece of bacon, ham or sausage and bake them for baked eggs. It would be very nice for Valentines day breakfast. You could fill them scrambled eggs. Add some cooked ham and precooked veggies for sort of a mini fritatta.

      Fill them with a peanut butter white chocolate genache then coat the whole thing with chocolate.

      Fill them with a white chocolate - coconut genache then put a few whole toasted almonds on top then coat with chocolate.

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      1. re: Hank Hanover

        fantastic ideas, will need to find a recipe for white choc ganache

        1. re: mhulgrave

          White chocolate, heavy cream. Heat the cream, pour over the "chocolate" let sit, then stir. More cream, softer ganache.

      2. coeur a la creme, for Valentine's Day

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        1. re: Jay F

          You might be thinking of the coeur a la creme molds, which are deeper and perforated. Good try, though.

          The OP's dishes are pretty shallow, as in 4 oz, but would be fine for a smallish bite of panna cotta.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            You're right, bg.

            What are the perforations for, to let one of the cremes seep out?

        2. I have 3-4 of those wide flat ones. I use them to hold butter, or nuts and bolts when I'm disassembling something.

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          1. re: LaureltQ

            yes I have put m and ms and candy in them in the past. They are heart shaped and I was trying to figure out some dessert to make it them, kid friendly and easy.

            1. re: rasputina

              pannacotta definitely. individual cheesecakes. for kids, jello