Decadent Sunday morning treat

I pulled this recipe about out of the Dining Section a few weeks ago.  This morning, I felt compelled to make it.  It is beyond easy and I made it twice.  Josh had 2 friends over. 

Preheat the oven to 400. 

Mix together in a bowl:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds ( I just took sliced almonds and crushed them with my hands )
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds  ( and a little more for garnish )
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • pinch of Kosher salt

In an 8-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably non-stick), melt 1 tbsp. butter and turn to low heat and let the foam subside.  Then add the mixture to the pan, evenly.  Let this stay on the stove until the sides start to set.  Now put it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until it is firm.  It might even begin to turn brown on top but make sure the custard is really set.  Then crank up the broiler for 30 minutes and let the top get golden.

Take out of the oven ( don't forget the mitts ) and sprinkle powdered sugar and almonds on top.  Serve.

Delicious.  I felt like I was at a patisserie in Paris.  A tad decadent but when else but on a Sunday morning?  

Comments (Archived):

  1. ErikSchwartz

    I’m putting this one in my file for next weekend.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Well worth it.

  2. Maggi Wunschl

    Sounds good! I have a question: 1/2 cup sugar is listed twice. Is this a typo?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Yes. I will fix it.

  3. skysurfer172

    My gf is wondering where I’m coming up with these creative and delicious recipes. My answer is usually, “ahhh, I’m just winging it”.You are my secret weapon, thank you!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Ha! I love that. I guess the way to anyones heart is thru their stomach.joanne [email protected]

  4. Cecelia Feld

    Sounds wonderful.Is 30 min. under the broiler right? Seems long, like it would burn.

    1. Gotham Gal

      In the oven for 15 minutes, 30 seconds under the broiler.

  5. Dave Pinsen

    This looks like it would be great with some sliced apples cooked in it.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Not sure about that one. It’s very lemony.

  6. Cecelia Feld

    Thanks Joanne for the broiler time and Gail for the NYT recipe.

  7. ellen

    I thought of you when I was watching the Gourmet series on public television on Sunday night. Frances McDormand was picking fresh snap peas for a salad and fishing for trout and making lamb’s neck with some mighty good chefs. I was wowed by the color, variety and ease of the recipes. You would really enjoy this show. It is called ” Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth.”

    1. Gotham Gal

      I read about it. Not a big TV watcher but will TIVO for a rainy Sunday afternoon. Thanks!joanne [email protected]