Classic Creme Brulee

Classic Crème Brûlée, also known as Burnt Cream, is a heavenly dessert that strikes a perfect balance between simplicity and elegance. Originating from France, it has a custard base flavored with vanilla and a brittle top of caramelized sugar, creating a delicious contrast between the creamy custard and the hard caramel shell.

Every bite of this dessert is an indulgent experience – the caramelized sugar top cracks beautifully to reveal a smooth, creamy custard beneath. The slight bitterness of the caramelized sugar and the sweet, vanilla-infused custard combine to form an exquisite taste that you will fall in love with. Perfect for impressing guests at a dinner party, or enjoying as a little luxurious treat for yourself!


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons white sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to boil.
  4. Remove the cream from heat immediately. Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat until combined.
  5. Pour cream mixture into the top of a double boiler. Stir over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove mixture from heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  9. Preheat oven to broil. In a small bowl combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of white sugar and brown sugar. Sift this mixture evenly over the custard. Place dish under broiler until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so as not to burn.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Kcal: 506 kcal | Servings: 6 servings

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