creme brulee
Crème Brulée
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Crème brûlée is a traditional French dessert with a crunchy caramelized crust composed of egg yolks, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla pod , split lengthwise and scraped
  • cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  1. Pour the milk, heavy cream and vanilla in a non-stick pan, bring to a boil and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the convection oven to 265 F (or 290 F for a conventional oven).

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar.
  4. Pour half of the mixture of milk and warm cream over the sugar mixture.
  5. Whisk while avoiding over-beating to avoid foaming, and pour the remaining milk and cream mixture. Continue to whisk to incorporate.
  6. Pour the crème brulée in ramekins placed on a baking tray.
  7. Place the crèmes brûlées in the oven, and lower the convection oven temperature to 230 F (or 250 F for a conventional oven).

  8. Bake for 35 minutes.
  9. The texture must be fragile and very creamy. Let cool.
  10. When lukewarm, spread 1 tablespoon of brown sugar per crème brûlée for the caramelization.
  11. Caramelize with a blowtorch.
Recipe Notes
  • You can prepare the creams the day before, keep them in the refrigerator and caramelize them just before serving.