Easy Creme Brûlée Recipe
Creme Brulee is one of our favorite easy dessert recipes with only 4 ingredients. The silky texture and rich vanilla flavor make this taste restaurant quality.
Ingredients for Creme Brulee:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar plus extra for caramelizing
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
What you will Need:
- 6 oven-safe ramekins (6 oz each)
- 1 Handheld torch
How to Make Creme Brulee:
Preheat Oven to 300˚F. Pour 2 cups heavy cream into a medium saucepan, stirring frequently until steaming and almost at a simmer then remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 5 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until blended. While whisking constantly, gradually drizzle in the hot cream. Start very slowly to avoid scrambling your eggs.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup with a pouring lip. Discard anything left in the sieve. Divide the mixture into 6 (6-oz) ramekins and place in a 9×13 casserole dish.
Fill the baking dish with boiling water about halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake at 300˚F for 35 minutes, or until the centers are nearly set and have just a slight giggle in the center. Carefully transfer ramekins from water bath to a wire rack and cool to room temp then cover and refrigerate creme brulee until fully chilled (2 hours or up to 3 days).
To Caramelize the Top:
When ready to serve, put 1 1/2 to 2 tsp sugar on each custard, swirling to spread evenly. Torch the top – moving in a circular pattern until the whole surface is caramelized to a deep amber color.