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

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Goldsmith’s featured desserts included butterscotch budino with Scottish shortbread or summer berry tarte with pickled peaches and creme fraiche sherbet. Michael Mayo,, "Trouble sorting out 250 Miami Spice options? Try these 9 restaurants," 1 Aug. 2019 And the Gilfeather rutabaga is a witty play on a classic baked potato, plied with ginger creme fraiche and chives. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 For the appetizer round, Beni served smoked salmon with corn blini, pickled radishes and lemon-herb creme fraiche. Tracy Swartz,, "Did Pilsen contestant win 'MasterChef Junior' Season 6?," 18 May 2018 One serving of creme fraiche (2 tablespoons) has 110 calories and 100 fat grams. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: The correct handling of chicken," 27 June 2019 Scatter your favorite berries in a cast-iron skillet, then pour over some creme fraiche. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "7 sweet treats that taste better in a cast-iron pan," 10 June 2019 Swap part of the mayo for sour cream, creme fraiche or cream cheese. 2. James P. Dewan,, "Does your sandwich pass the eatability test?," 18 Apr. 2018 Or a piece of honeycomb luxuriating in a pool of creme fraiche, or a pink oval of smooth, cold chicken liver mousse. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Tied House is that rarest of neighborhood restaurants: a destination," 12 Apr. 2018 Horseradish cream One cup of sour cream or creme fraiche, or cut that with some heavy cream. James P. Dewan,, "5 flavor-packed sauces to pair with Fourth of July grilled steaks," 26 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of crème fraîche

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

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