Creme Brûlée is Fancy Yet Easy to Make at Home!

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Creme brûlée is a seemingly fancy dessert, but in reality, it couldn’t be easier to make! You really don’t need any fancy ingredients or a lot of cooking skills to nail this French classic, so try it today and you won’t be disappointed!


  1. In a bowl, separate 6 egg yolks and add in 4 tablespoons of white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat up 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream over low heat. Leave it on until it just starts to bubble slightly and then turn it off immediately.
  3. Slowly whisk in the hot cream into the eggs a little bit at a time. If you do it too quickly, the cream will cook the eggs and you’ll have scrambled eggs instead of a custard.
  4. After everything’s been combined, pour the custard into ramekins and put them into another baking dish and fill halfway with water. This is called a water bath and it will help the custard bake evenly.
  5. Bake it at 300 F for 30 minutes, and then let it cool until it’s about room temperature.
  6. Sprinkle on a little bit of white sugar onto the top so it’s just covered. Then, either blow-torch the sugar until it’s caramelized and brown or put them until the broiler for just a couple minutes to get the job done.
  7. Enjoy!