We LOVE this recipe! Got it from Taste of Home Holiday Recipes 2007 and have been making it for Christmas dessert ever since! :-)
4 cups heavy whipping cream
9 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a heavy large saucepan, heat cream to 180 degrees over medium heat, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. When the cream reaches 180 degrees, slowly stir into the egg yolk mixture.
2. Pour into eight 6-oz custard cups; place cups in a baking pan. Add 1 inch of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove custard cups from water bath.
3. Before serving, sprinkle each cup with 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.