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:
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.
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.