Crème brûlée enriched with a little homemade eggnog is a surprisingly easy dessert, and a festively sweet way to celebrate the holidays.
What to buy: We recommend making this with our own Best Eggnog recipe, but you’ll get great results with store-bought eggnog too.
Special equipment: You can brown crème brûlée under the broiler, but a small kitchen blowtorch is a nifty gadget that makes the process even easier.
Beverage pairing: Badia di Morrona Vin Santo, Italy. Vin Santo, the classic sweet wine from Italy, is made from drying white grapes in the sun so the sugars get highly concentrated. It browns as it ages, giving it richness and positioning it between a white wine and a dessert wine. That tension between lightness and heavy sweetness makes it a good counterpart for this burnt, fresh, and spiced crème brûlée.