crème fraîche

\ ˈkrem-ˈfresh also ˈkrēm- or ˈkrām- How to pronounce crème fraîche (audio) \
variants: or crème fraiche

Definition of crème fraîche

: heavy cream thickened and slightly soured with buttermilk and often served on fruit

Examples of crème fraîche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, creme fraiche, eggs, basil, flour, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, "A classic French dessert gets a savory spin with this bell pepper and zucchini clafoutis," 7 July 2020 Herbs made the flavors pop, too, with fresh basil leaves and dill in creme fraiche. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Flourchild, a new pizza place in downtown Milwaukee, starts as a pop-up while restaurant is built," 19 May 2020 Everything Bagel Waffle: Everything seasoned waffle, smoked salmon, soft boiled egg, chive creme fraiche, heirloom tomatoes, capers and shaved red onion. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Planning Mother's Day brunch? Here are 25 restaurants with takeout deals near Indianapolis," 29 Apr. 2020 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Amy Tara Koch,, "Wineries north of Madrid start to come into their own as the ‘Sonoma of Spain’," 6 Dec. 2019 The sharpest beet flavors come from a sprinkling of pickled beets on a pillow of horseradish creme fraiche resting on top of the soup., "Review: Vie delivers unfettered fine-dining enchantment," 12 Nov. 2019 Crackery Alsatian flatbread smeared with creme fraiche and scattered with bites of butternut squash and rosemary makes a nice shareable with drinks. Washington Post, "Brasserie Liberté adds some French twists to Georgetown," 15 Jan. 2020 That might look like a walnut chiffon cake layered with pear jam, prune compote and black tea buttercream, or a black cardamom chiffon cake with fresh peaches, noyaux pastry cream and creme fraiche whipped cream. Janelle Bitker,, "Former Camino pastry chef to open Sesame a Tiny Bakery in Berkeley," 20 Feb. 2020 If the sausage does not stick, add 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche to the mixture and combine thoroughly. Cathy Barrow, Washington Post, "Build a better breakfast sandwich with this homemade turkey sausage patty," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of crème fraîche

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème fraîche

French, literally, fresh cream

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18 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crème fraîche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crème fraîche

: a thick cream that is slightly sour and often served on fruit

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