Easy Creme Brûlée Recipe (VIDEO)

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

  1. 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.

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