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Almond Crème

Servings: 8
A creamy and flavorful dish to make during the summer when a light dessert after dinner on a warm night is just what is needed to soothe your guests or family after a long day in the summer heat.

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
3 cups whipping cream
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon almond extract

Garnish: (optional)
Fresh raspberries and chocolate curls, optional

In a saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in cream and sugar. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved.

Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F/70 degrees C (do not boil). Remove from the heat. Stir in almond extract.

Pour into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with raspberries and chocolate curls if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Date: June 16, 2004