Simple Creme Brulee Dessert


Rich, creamy creme brulee should still be jiggly in the center when you pull it out of the oven.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk 3 tablespoons sugar and cream in a microwave-safe bowl until well combined; heat the mixture in microwave until warm, 1 to 2 minutes, and whisk again to dissolve sugar. Whisk in egg yolks and vanilla extract until smooth.

  3. Pour cream mixture into 2 ramekins. Set ramekins into a roasting pan and pour in enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until creme desserts are set but still slightly jiggly when shaken, about 50 minutes. Remove ramekins from hot water and chill in refrigerator until cold, at least 2 hours.

  5. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly over the top of each dessert. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast and melt the sugar topping until brown and bubbly, about 30 seconds. Let the sugar topping cool before serving. To serve, use a spoon to crack the crisp sugar open to reveal the creamy dessert underneath.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
51g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 30g 149%
Cholesterol 470mg 157%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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