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Creame Brûlée

Creame Brûlée is a creamy, pudding-like, baked custard with a brittle top of melted sugar that cracks when you gently tap it with a spoon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time7 hrs 35 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cream brulee, desserts


  • 3 yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (plus 1 tbsp for each of the ramekins)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • a pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan on low heat, slowly heat the cream to a simmer but not boiling.
  • Whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Slowly add the cream to the egg mixture making sure you don’t curdle the eggs. Add salt & orange zest and whisk to combine.
  • Divide batter 1-inch deep ramekins and place them into a deep roasting pan.
  • Pour boiling water into the pan, just enough to come up half way on the ramekins. Bake for 45 minutes (custard should be set when gently shaken).
  • Remove custards from water bath and let cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then set them in the fridge for a 7 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, let them come to room temperature for 10 minutes, top each one with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. With a small kitchen blow torch, heat the top of each custard until the sugar caramelizes evenly, but does not burn. (Keep your eye on it, because it happens very quickly, and the sugar will burn very quickly.