Classic Crème Brûlée

Availability: In stock

Yield : 6 Crème Brûlées

6 pc Crème Brûlée Set, Small Hand-Held Torch

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 teaspoons granulated sugar (for the caramelized tops)


Additional Info
Prep Time: Active: 20 minutes; Inactive: 2 hours
Cook Time: 50-55 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Yield : 6 Crème Brûlées
  • Preheat oven to 300˚F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved and egg yolk mixture is thick and light in color.
  • Add cream and vanilla extract and whisk until blended.
  • Strain the mixture into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.
  • Place wire rack in pan and fill pan to just under halfway with water.
  • Place the ramekin cups into the wire rack and pour mixture evenly into the four cups (water should cover bottom half of cups).
  • Bake crème brûlée until the edges are set, but still slightly loose in the center, around 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let sit on a wire rack until cooled.
  • Remove the cups from the rack and chill at least 2 hours.
  • Before serving, place the ramekins back into the wire rack and pan; sprinkle 1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar on top of each. Place the pan no more than 5 inches under the oven broiler* until the sugar melts (in as little as two minutes).
  • Remove pan promptly from the oven and cool.
  • Re-chill the crème brûlée for a few minutes, if desired.

Flavored alternatives – replace vanilla with 1 teaspoon orange extract, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg; or use your favorite chocolate or espresso flavoring.

*Use a small hand-held torch to melt the sugar topping.

Warranty & Use


Consistency too liquid
I was excited about the ease of the recipe but the consistency was not custard like at all... Heck, not even pudding-like. Too liquid. I am going to try to fix it.
Overall Satisfaction 60%
Quality 60%
Reviewed Feb 29, 2016 by Adri
best creme brulee recipe!!
I've tried multiple "official" recipes for this and by far, Chicago Metallic's is the best. The consistency, ease to make, and taste are five stars!
Overall Satisfaction 100%
Quality 100%
Reviewed Jun 26, 2014 by starlightluvsu

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