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Category Dessert recipes
Servings 2-4
Time a few hours

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Dessert Recipes

Creme brûlée is a delicious dessert that is both tasty and easy to make


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, divided
  • Flavorings, such as vanilla, cardamom, citrus zest


Preheat oven to 325˚F (160˚C)

Heat cream and flavorings on stovetop, in a saucepan on medium heat, until simmering. Remove from heat.

Whisk together egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar.

Pour a small amount of warm cream mixture into egg yolk mixture and whisk until combined. Continue adding more milk until the egg mixture is warm.

Combine egg/cream mixture and remaining cream in saucepan, heat again, stirring continuously, until thickened and coats back of spoon.

Pour into ramekins (depending on size, may fill 1 to 4), put ramekins in pan with a bit of water in the bottom, and bake for around 40 mins or until the custard is set.

Refrigerate a few hours until cool, then sprinkle on remaining 1/4 cup sugar and finish under broiler, about 5 mins, checking and turning every minute to prevent burning.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes, tricks, and variations[edit]

  • The cream can be substituted for milk, but the quantity of egg yolks required increases.
  • When dusting the creme brûlée with sugar at the end, a thin and even coat is crucial.
  • One can also finish the creme brûlée with a blowtorch instead of a broiler.
  • Creme brûlée is good with a variety of flavorings, so experimentation is good.