Creme Brulee Recipe – French Special

This easy creme brulee recipe is rich and creamy. It should still be jiggly in the center when you remove it from the oven. To serve, use a spoon to crack the crisp sugar topping open to reveal the creamy dessert underneath.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time55 min
  • Perform Time2 hr
  • Total Time3 hr 10 min

Creme Brulee Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided

How To Make Creme Brulee


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


Whisk together cream and 3 tablespoons sugar in a microwave-safe bowl until combined. Cook in the microwave until warm, 1 to 2 minutes; whisk again to dissolve sugar. Whisk in egg yolks and vanilla until smooth.


Pour cream mixture into 2 ramekins set in a roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.


Bake in the preheated oven until custard is set but slightly jiggly in the center when shaken, about 50 minutes. Remove ramekins from hot water and chill in the refrigerator until cold, at least 2 hours.


Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar evenly over the top of each dessert. Use a kitchen torch to melt and lightly toast sugar topping until brown and bubbly, about 30 seconds. Let sugar topping cool to harden before serving.