crème fraîche

noun
\ ˈkrem-ˈfresh also ˈkrēm- or ˈkrām- \
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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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, chicagotribune.com, "5 flavor-packed sauces to pair with Fourth of July grilled steaks," 26 June 2018 Among the choices is this beautiful parsnip veloute, with pistachios and cocoa nibs for texture and a dollop of creme fraiche for heft. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 On a spring visit, the first-of-the-season English peas were mixed with white beads of quickly frozen creme fraiche. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 2018 The garnish: Combine creme fraiche and powdered sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Meanwhile, whisk eggs, creme fraiche and parsley in a large bowl. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "CSAs in flux: Farm subscription models take on new flavors," 5 Mar. 2018 The main dishes will include eggs Benedict, rotisserie sirloin with fries and watercress salad, mushroom-gruyere French omelet, cheese, ham, mushroom and egg crepe, and brioche French toast with preserves, whipped creme fraiche and maple syrup. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cafe Grace switches up its Sunday brunch format," 21 Feb. 2018 The state dinner Tuesday night will feature American food with French influences, including goat cheese gateau, rack of spring lamb, Carolina Gold rice jambalaya, and a nectarine tart and creme fraiche ice cream. Fortune, "Trump Threatens Iran Over Nuclear Program in Macron Meeting," 24 Apr. 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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crème fraîche

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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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