Rating: 4.5 stars 4.3
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

I have made creme brulee many times, and have been perfecting it over time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 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). Move a rack to the bottom of the oven.

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  • Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla together in a stainless steel bowl until smooth. Bring the cream just to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat; pour into the egg yolk mixture, whisking continually until combined.

  • Bring a couple of inches of water to a simmer in an oven-safe saucepan over medium low heat; set the bowl with the cream mixture over the saucepan to form a double boiler.

  • Place the entire double boiler into the preheated oven; bake until the mixture sets, about 30 minutes.

  • Chill in refrigerator 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Combine the brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of white sugar in a bowl; sprinkle evenly over the cold creme.

  • Heat under the preheated broiler until the sugar melts and browns, 2 to 3 minutes; return immediately to the refrigerator and chill until the sugar is set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 235.1mg; sodium 29.6mg. Full Nutrition
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