I had this wonderful dessert on vacation and have since played around with a basic Creme Brulee recipe until I came up with this little bit of heaven!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Set 6 (4-ounce) ramekins in a deep baking dish. Put 1 tablespoon of the macadamia nuts into each of the ramekins.

  • In a saucepan, stir the cream and sugar over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a slow simmer, add the white chocolate and remove from the heat. Whisk until the chocolate has completely melted. Stir in the egg yolks, one at a time, continuing to whisk until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract. Divide the mixture evenly between the ramekins. Place the dish into the oven and then pour water into baking dish until ramekins are 3/4 submerged.

  • Bake in preheated oven until custard has set, about 45 minutes. Remove pan and turn oven to broil.

  • Sprinkle the brown sugar over each of the ramekins. Place pan under broiler until sugar has melted and caramelized, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove ramekins from water bath. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes. I prefer to chill these in the fridge before serving however they are just as heavenly served warm.

Nutrition Facts

610 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 49.8g 16% DV; fat 44.7g 69% DV; cholesterol 249.2mg 83% DV; sodium 58mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2007
Great recipe you're right out the macadamia nuts they are a nice surprise in this creme brulee. It wasa little bit too sweet for me so next time i would probably reduce the sugar amount or use a less sweet chocolate. This is a winner made for a dinner party and admired by all. I served it with strawberries in cointreau which provided a good balance. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2010
I followed the recipe to a T and it never completely set up. The flavor is great but I've got more of a thick cold soup... Read More
(6)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2007
Great recipe you're right out the macadamia nuts they are a nice surprise in this creme brulee. It wasa little bit too sweet for me so next time i would probably reduce the sugar amount or use a less sweet chocolate. This is a winner made for a dinner party and admired by all. I served it with strawberries in cointreau which provided a good balance. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2010
I followed the recipe to a T and it never completely set up. The flavor is great but I've got more of a thick cold soup... Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2012
The first time I tried this recipe I followed it exactly and the custard never set (even tried increasing bake time). After asking one of my friends she suggested using more egg yolks. So the 2nd time I used 8 yolks and kept all the other ingredients the same. It turned out perfectly! I do suggest getting the water in the pan and then turning the oven on to preheat. That way by the time you're done with the mixing the water is hot and this helps to bake the custard properly. Keep in mind more egg yolks means even more calories! Lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
If only this was zero calories... No matter. Make this and grab a TABLESPOON to eat it with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2009
Macadamia nuts are great in this recipe. I made it for Easter dessert and will be making it for Christmas. It was my first time making creme brulee and it turned out perfect. A great recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2009
VERY GOOD! the only change i made was white sugar on top and raspberries/ mint leaves to garnish on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2009
Very very good! My family loved the crunchy macadamia nuts with each bite of the creamy pudding. I doubled the vanilla and served cooled to room temp. Just wonderful - Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
I was nervous about making my first creme brulee but it was so easy and it turned out great!! My only suggestion is to use 1 teaspoon instead of the brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2012
This would not set up for me even though I baked it for an extra 15 minutes or so...we also found it very sweet. I usually read all the reviews before I make a recipe and I wish I had this time...someone had suggested adding 2 more egg yolks to it to help it set up. I have tried other creme brulee recipes and had wonderful success...so I'm not sure what I did wrong this time. Read More
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