crème fraîche

noun
\ 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 Judy, Vanessa and Sammy sit down for a dinner at Riel, where they are shown eating the caviar tots, which are tater tots topped with creme fraiche and caviar. Emma Balter, Chron, 8 Sep. 2022 Multiple cooks also said that because of the complex menu, sometimes dishes containing animal products such as creme fraiche or chicken stock would be included in a vegetarian or vegan tasting menu. Elazar Sontag, Bon Appétit, 7 July 2022 The chicken is arranged on smooth-as-silk pureed potatoes, rich with basically a dairy case of ingredients: butter, cream, creme fraiche and buttermilk. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 The dish calls for fresh pasta — dry may add a few minutes — sauteed mushrooms, garlic and fresh rosemary sauced up with a bit of white wine and creme fraiche. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 The starter was a roasted cauliflower steak with cauliflower puree, crispy potato shoestrings with creme fraiche, and caviar. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 14 Feb. 2022 The starter was a roasted cauliflower steak with cauliflower puree, crispy potato shoestrings with creme fraiche, and caviar. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 14 Feb. 2022 The starter was a roasted cauliflower steak with cauliflower puree, crispy potato shoestrings with creme fraiche, and caviar. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 14 Feb. 2022 Cut cake into wedges and serve with a dab of creme fraiche, if desired. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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17 Sep 2022

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“Crème fraîche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me%20fra%C3%AEche. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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