Lightly Sweetened Creme Fraiche

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2003

Creme fraiche is a sophisticated cousin of whipped cream—it has the same velvety smooth texture but has a slightly tangy flavor.

SERVES16 (Makes about 1 cup)

TIME10 minutes, plus 1½ hours standing

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a quick crème fraiche recipe, we simply whisked together sour cream and heavy cream in a bowl and let the mixture stand until thickened before sweetening it with sugar and vanilla.

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