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Easy Creme Brûlée

"This creme brûlée is a simple but elegant dessert that will impress all of your guests! You just can’t beat a creamy custard topped with caramelized sugar and delicious fresh fruit!"

Easy Creme Brûlée

Servings – 4 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 30 Minutes

The thought of making creme brûlée can be intimidating if you’ve never made it! But trust me, it’s easier than you think! It is made with just a few ingredients and very little prep time! One of the best things about creme brûlée is that you can make it a few hours or even a few days in advance! You just have to finish off the topping just before you’re ready to serve. This recipe tastes just as good (if not better!) as all of the ones that I have tried at fancy restaurants!

This creme brûlée makes the perfect dessert for serving to guests — they’ll be wowed by its presentation! But the reality is that you didn’t have to spend a lot of hands-on time preparing it.


  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (1/4 if you prefer less sweet)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for topping

  • Fresh fruit of choice for garnish, optional


In a small pot, heat cream over medium heat until hot but not boiling — small bubbles will appear just along the edge of the pot.

Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks, 1/3 cup sugar, and vanilla — I like to do this in a large glass measuring cup for easy pouring!

When the cream is hot, add it to the egg yolk mixture a little at a time, whisking well after each addition.

Pour into 4, 7-8 ounce ramekins, (wider and shallower is better if you have them).

Place filled ramekins in a large baking dish and fill the baking dish with hot water so that it comes 3/4 of the way up the sides of the ramekins. Be careful not to get any water in the custard!

Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-45 minutes. This will depend on how deep the custard is! (Smaller ramekins, deeper custard = longer bake time) The top will appear set but underneath it will still jiggle.

Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours until chilled. (You can wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days).

Sprinkle each custard with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and torch or broil just until caramelized. Serve immediately or chill to serve later.

Garnish with fresh fruit if you wish!


Calories: 584 / Carbohydrates 33g / Protein 5g / Fat 49g / Saturated Fat 29g / Cholesterol 358mg / Sodium 54mg /Potassium 109mg / Sugar 29g / Vitamin C 1mg / Calcium 101mg / Iron 1mg

"This recipe is the BEST. I have used it several times and it has never failed me! This recipe is crowd-pleaser. With so few ingredients it can be made pretty cheap. I definitely recommend this life changing recipe!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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