Rating: 4.86 stars
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 75 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

612 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 50.6g; cholesterol 470.3mg; sodium 57.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2017
This creme brulee was super fast and easy and turned out to be so good, without double broiling or straining..! It made 4 servings for me because I used the shallow, 3 oz, creme brulee ramekins and it took only 30 minutes for the creme to set. I added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the 2 tablespoons of white sugar for better "bruling ". Also, my torch was out of butane, so I broiled the chilled creme, 6 inches away from the heat source, for 3 minutes and then put back in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden the sugar crust. Read More
(32)
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2017
This creme brulee was super fast and easy and turned out to be so good, without double broiling or straining..! It made 4 servings for me because I used the shallow, 3 oz, creme brulee ramekins and it took only 30 minutes for the creme to set. I added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the 2 tablespoons of white sugar for better "bruling ". Also, my torch was out of butane, so I broiled the chilled creme, 6 inches away from the heat source, for 3 minutes and then put back in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden the sugar crust. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2015
So this recipe works quite well. I like the microwave solution for heating the cream. Be sure to use 35% whipping cream, and if you have vanilla bean at home, it adds a more interesting dimension as opposed to vanilla extract. Just shave some of the bean into the cream when heating it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
I made crème brulé for my husband and I for the first time tonight. I used this recipe and I was super easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2016
The taste is exquisite. I followed the directions and subbed some homemade lavender extract for the vanilla extract. Perfect. Dressed it with a couple of raspberries and boom! Christmas eve dessert. Thanks. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2018
Didn’t have a torch so I used the broiler setting in my oven and watched it real close until it was just like I like it... it was super yummy!!! MY FAVORITE!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2016
Super easy to make to lighten the caloric load (I know purists will be shocked) instead of heavy cream use condensed milk a great alternative. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2016
Super easy! After reading several recipes I changed this one up a bit. I added a few dashes of Nutmeg and a shot of Butterscotch Schnapps. Yum! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
This is a great , easy recipe. I multiplied it by 6, as the family was coming. I only had 2 cups whipping cream, so I used 4 cups coffee cream. They came out perfectly and only took 40 minutes in a 6 ounce ramekin. My son had 3, and my hubby keeps sneaking to the fridge. He knows how to use the torch now. I’m going to be asked to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2019
I made it with sweetened condensed milk instead for cream and sugar. It turned out awesome though. 10/10 would recommend. Read More
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