Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee Recipe

Creme Brulee is a classic French dessert that is loved all over the world. It's a rich, creamy custard with a caramelized sugar topping that cracks under the weight of a spoon. The dessert is typically served in small ramekins, making it the perfect individual treat. It's a popular dessert in high-end restaurants, but it's surprisingly easy to make at home.

Growing up, my mom used to make Creme Brulee for special occasions like birthdays and holidays. It was always a treat to watch her torch the sugar on top to create the signature crispy crust. Now, I like to make Creme Brulee for my friends and family, and it always brings back happy memories.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for topping)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is light and frothy.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  4. Gradually pour the hot cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to combine.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the mixture into four 6-ounce ramekins.
  7. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and fill the dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the custard is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  9. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and let them cool to room temperature. Then, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  10. When you're ready to serve, sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly on top of each custard.
  11. Use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar until it's golden brown and crispy.

Serving Suggestions

Creme Brulee is perfect for special occasions like birthdays, holidays, and dinner parties. It's a luxurious dessert that's sure to impress your guests. Serve it with a cup of coffee or tea to balance out the richness of the custard. You can also experiment with different flavors, like adding a touch of cinnamon or using almond extract instead of vanilla. Enjoy!

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