This recipe came about from my love of apples and the silkiness of creme brulee. Delicious!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
37 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 57 mins
6 6-ounce ramekins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Whisk heavy cream, egg yolks, and white sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove custard from heat when it starts to simmer. Whisk in vanilla extract and cinnamon.

  • Arrange apple slices in the bottom of six 6-ounce ramekins. Divide caramel topping evenly over apples. Ladle custard over caramel.

  • Transfer ramekins to a baking dish. Pour enough warm water into the dish to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until custard is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Arrange ramekins on a baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar over each custard.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until sugar is melted and crisp, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you have a blowtorch, sprinkle brown sugar over custards and use it to crisp the tops instead of the broiler, 20 to 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 64.1g 21% DV; fat 33.8g 52% DV; cholesterol 313.8mg 105% DV; sodium 138.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Very nice creme brulee variant, thanks to the uploader. I made it and my family liked it. Just one comment: 3 apples seems to me too much for 6 ramekins, next time I will try to put only 1 slice to each. Read More