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 On a hot day in late May just before summer’s opening weekend, Kern Desjarlais was working with her sous chef, Sherry Lai, making Key lime creme fraiche ice cream. Washington Post, 20 July 2021 Caviar flights, probably ranging in price from $20 to $100, will offer 2 ounces of roe with warm blini, crackers, unsalted potato chips and creme fraiche. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 2021 The restaurant also features crafted fresh bread, Viennoiserie; seasonal plated desserts currently featuring creme fraiche cheesecake with strawberries and Santa Barbara pistachio; and other sweet treats. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Menu highlights are quiche Madam with creme fraiche and spring lettuces; crispy soft shell crab served with sugar snap peas. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 Remove from the heat and stir in the creme fraiche, then season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Jessica Battilana,, 15 Jan. 2021 That includes snacky items like miso deviled eggs ($4), chorizo paté ($6) and smoked trout for two with crackers, pickles and creme fraiche ($12). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2021 Spoon some of the hash onto each serving plate and top with an egg, if using, with the horseradish creme fraiche alongside. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2021 Crevensten noted that many of the condiments, from giardiniera to creme fraiche, will be made by Meat & Co. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of crème fraîche was in 1950

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31 Jul 2021

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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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