Creme Brulee


  • 6egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons white sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy.

  • Step 3

    Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to boil. Remove the cream from heat immediately.Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat until combined.

  • Step 4

    Pour cream mixture into the top pan of a double boiler. Stir over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove mixture from heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  • Step 6

    Preheat oven to broil.

  • Step 7

    In a small bowl combine remaining 2 tablespoons white sugar and brown sugar.Sift this mixture evenly over custard.Place dish under broiler until sugar melts, about 2 minutes.Watch carefully so as not to burn.

  • Step 8

    Remove from heat and allow to cool.Refrigerate until custard is set again.

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