My Cranberry Creme Brulee recipe with Amaretto is rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit. Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season.
*Please note that only 30 minutes of the prep time is active. (4 hours is refrigeration time.)
Preheat the oven to 325°F and adjust a rack to the center.
Add the cranberries to a small sauce pan.
Use a paring knife to slice the vanilla pod in half, lengthwise. Use the back of the knife to scrape the vanilla beans, from both halves, into the saucepan with the cranberries. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the amaretto and stir. (Set the emptied vanilla pod aside -- you will need it later!) Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the cranberries have broken and become soft, and the liquid has thickened. This should take about 15 minutes. Let them cool completely.