Easy Creme Brulee
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Creamy, dreamy, delicious and easy Creme Brulee. The perfect dessert, a show stopper with guests!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup sugar for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set out a 9x13 glass baking dish and place 6 5-8 ounce ramekins in the baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan heat the cream until just scalded (little tiny bubbles will appear on the side. Remove from heat.
  3. While milk is heating whisk together, egg yolks, sugar and pinch of salt.
  4. Pour ½ cup of scalded milk into egg mixture and quickly whisk, this will temper the mixture so you can add it to the rest of the cream.
  5. Slowly pour and whisk the tempered egg mixture into the rest of the cream. Make sure your pan is off the heat.
  6. Add the vanilla and pour mixture evenly into the ramekins. Once ramekins are filled. Pour water into the 9x13 glass baking dish until it is halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Carefully place 9x13 pan with water and ramekins into the 350 degree oven and bake for 25-50 minutes. Time will depend on ramekins and how deep your creme brulee is. The creme brulee in these pictures took about 33-35 minutes.You will know they are done when the center is set. I usually just use my finger to gently check one.
  8. Carefully remove from oven and set the ramekins onto a cooling rack or cool surface.
  9. Allow creme brulee to come to room temperature before storing in the fridge.
  10. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to three days. Before serving let creme brulee set out for 30 minutes to come to room temperature and then sprinkle with 1-2 tsp sugar and use a torch to caramelize the sugar into a nice crust. If you do not have a torch you can do this step carefully with the broiler feature on your oven.
  11. You can return the creme brulee to the fridge fro 30-60 minutes after caramelizing the topping to get it nice and cold again if you want. I like it nice and cold but some people prefer it at room temp. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/easy-creme-brulee/