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Easy Crème brûlée

Zeke Barber
Simple, flavorful and oh-so decadent, this crème brûlée is going to amaze! Easily customized with espresso powder, fruit or anything else you can think of!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 283 kcal


  • Crème brûlée equipment (ramkins)
  • Kitchen torch


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean minced, optional
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 tsp sugar for topping


  • Preheat the oven too 300°. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar mixture. Once dissolved, add vanilla extract and vanilla bean (optional) along with the heavy cream. Mix until combined, but do not overwhisk or there will be a lot of bubbles.
  • Pour the mixture equally into 4 ramkins. If using a crème brûlée kit, place them into the wire rack. Fill the pan with water until the bottom half of the crème brûlée is submerged and place into the oven.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the edges have set but the middle is still slightly loose. Place the cups in the fridge for two hours.
  • Evenly sprinkly the sugar onto the tops of the ramkins and using a kitchen torch, heat until the sugar has caramelized and hardened. This does not take long. Alternatively, you can place them into the oven until "broil" for several minutes (2-3 typically) until they caramelize.


We like to add a 1/4 tsp instant espresso powder and top them with a cinnamon sugar mixture - it really is a game changer!


Serving: 1gSodium: 29mgCalcium: 62mgSugar: 12.7gPotassium: 62mgCholesterol: 376mgCalories: 283kcalSaturated Fat: 12.8gFat: 23.4gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 14.7gIron: 1mg
Keyword #decadent, #dessert, fancy, italian
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