Easy Homemade Créme Brûlée

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If you’ve never tried making homemade créme brûlée before, now’s the perfect time to give it a shot! It’s simple, stress-free, and oh-so delicious!

Easy Homemade Créme Brûlée

Course Dessert


  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar


  • In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt. Heat over medium to low heat until it starts to simmer, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the 5 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar until the mixture is smooth, creamy, and light yellow.
  • Slowly pour the cream mixture into the egg mixture, whisking slowly to avoid scrambling the eggs.
  • Pour the mixture into 6oz or 7oz ramekins placed in a baking dish. Then, pour boiling water into the baking dish until it covers the ramekins halfway.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the center jiggles slightly. Carefully remove from the baking dish and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight, to set.
  • The next day, sprinkle about 1 tsp of cane sugar on top of each ramekin, then use a blow torch to caramelize the sugar. If you don’t have a blow torch, you can broil the ramekins in the oven, but keep a close eye on them as they will brown quickly.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy your delicious homemade créme brûlée!

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