Crème Brûlée Recipe: A Classic French Dessert

Indulge in a delicious and creamy dessert with this easy Crème Brûlée recipe. Follow this step-by-step guide to make this classic French dessert that is sure to impress.

Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert that is the perfect way to end a meal. This indulgent and creamy custard is topped with a caramelized sugar crust that adds a perfect crunch to each bite. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavors and presentation.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ramekins
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Kitchen torch


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and vanilla extract over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
  4. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  5. Pour the mixture into four ramekins.
  6. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and fill the dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Bake the custards for 35-40 minutes, or until they are set but still slightly jiggly.
  8. Remove the ramekins from the baking dish and let them cool to room temperature.
  9. Refrigerate the custards for at least 2 hours, or until they are chilled and firm.
  10. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the top of each custard.
  11. Use a kitchen torch to melt and caramelize the sugar until it forms a crunchy crust.
  12. Serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use good-quality heavy cream and vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Be careful not to overcook the custards, as they will become too firm.
  • Chill the custards for at least 2 hours before caramelizing the sugar to ensure a firm texture.


  • Chocolate Crème Brûlée: Add 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the hot cream mixture for a chocolate twist on the classic recipe.
  • Raspberry Crème Brûlée: Add 1/4 cup of raspberry puree to the egg mixture for a fruity and delicious version of this French dessert.

Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The combination of a creamy custard and a crunchy caramelized sugar crust creates a unique and indulgent dessert that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you serve it for a dinner party or a special occasion, this recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves French cuisine. Serve it with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious finishing touch. With this easy step-by-step guide, you can make this classic dessert in no time.

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