Stef's Slow Cooker Creme Brulee


Creme brulee cooked in the slow cooker is an easy way to prepare this creamy dessert and you only need 5 simple ingredients. These can be baked and chilled 2 days ahead. Cover ramekins after chilling 3 hours to prevent condensation on the surface of the custards.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 4 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ⅔ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 teaspoons white sugar


  1. Whisk yolks with 1/4 cup sugar and salt in a bowl until smooth; gently whisk in cream and vanilla extract. Strain custard mixture into a liquid measuring cup.

  2. Line bottom of a 6-quart oval slow cooker with a folded kitchen towel to create a level surface so ramekins won't slide around. Set four 4-ounce ramekins on the towel. Fill slow cooker with enough water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

  3. Pour custard evenly into ramekins. Drape paper towels over top of slow cooker liner to absorb any condensation during baking; cover with lid to secure.

  4. Cook on Low until custard is set but jiggles slightly, about 2 hours.

  5. Transfer ramekins to a rack to cool completely, about 45 minutes. Refrigerate custards, uncovered, until cold, at least 3 hours.

  6. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over each ramekin and shake gently to distribute evenly. Heat the sugar using a culinary torch until melted and browned, about 1 minute.

Cook's Notes:

If you have vanilla bean paste, substitute that for more vanilla flavor.

The water bath helps keep the custards from drying out, and the towel underneath helps them cook gently and evenly.

If you do not have a culinary torch, place ramekins on a baking sheet and broil until sugar layer is browned, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
41g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 24g 122%
Cholesterol 341mg 114%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* 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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