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How to Cook Ooey Gooey Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is one of my very favorite desserts out there!

crème brûléeWho doesn’t love a rich custard topped with crunchy, caramelized brown sugar?

Crème brûlée is one of the divine gifts of the dessert world that is simply scrumptious with only 4 ingredients.

Ooey Gooey Crème Brûlée:

  • Caution: Be prepared to become absolutely addicted to these babies!

Set of 3 Green Ramekins - 3.5 oz - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comType: Dessert Recipe

Serve With: whipped cream or ice cream
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 – 30 min
Total Time: 3.25 – 4 hrs
Yield: 4 – 5 ramekins



  1. Vollrath 4qt Sauce Pan - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPreheat oven to 305 degrees F.
  2. In sauce pan on medium heat, mix cream and 3 tbsp of the sugar. Stir gently until bubbles form around edges of sauce pan. This will take approximately 7 min.
  3. Beat egg yolks and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy in a Mixing Bowls - shop.cookingwithkimberly.commixing bowl.
  4. Pour above hot mixture from sauce pan into the egg yolks a little bit at a time. Beat constantly until well combined.
  5. 10 Inch Mesh Strainer - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comStrain mixture through a wire sieve and pour equal portions into 4 buttered ramekins or custard bowls.
  6. Arrange them in a large flat baking pan, and put on the middle shelf of the preheated oven.
  7. Pour boiling water to 1/2 way up the sides of the ramekins.
    • Tip: Make sure to put water in baking pan after placing the ramekins in the oven. Otherwise, you’ll splash water into the mixture and risk the chance of scalding yourself and ruining your crème brûlée.
  8. aluminum foil - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comCover with aluminum foil loosely.
  9. Bake until mixture is barely set – approximately 28 – 30 min.
    • Tip: Ramekins will be very hot. Be careful when removing them from the oven.
  10. Chill from 2.5 – 3.25 hrs in refrigerator.
  11. Evenly sprinkle the remaining sugar over top of chilled custard.
  12. With a brûlée torch or blow torch, rotate the flame over the top of the surface of the custard until sugar melts, bubbles and caramelizes.
  13. Serve immediately with a dollop of whipping cream or ice cream, if desired.
  • Note: Pre-torched custard may be prepared ahead and kept refrigerated for use later. Just fire up the torch and serve immediately.

Enjoy this delectable Crème Brûlée in all of its glory!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. Yum, I love Creme Brulee. Thanks for the recipe!

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