Best Creme Brûlée Recipe

Best Creme Brulee Recipe

You'll love this ridiculously easy and delicious Orange Creme Brûlée Recipe. Whenever I make it for my family, it always goes fast. Silky, smooth and with a yummy crispy crust, can you say "no" to this?
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword French desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Inactive 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 234kcal
Author Iryna


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  • In a medium pot add cream, vanilla extract and orange zest and bring to a low simmer. Remove from the heat and let it rest for 30-40 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together egg yolks and 4 tbsp of sugar. Slowly add orange infused cream and whisk until no lumps remain. 
  • Strain custard through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Place empty ramekins in a large rectangular baking dish and distribute Creme Brûlée among the ramekins
  • Fill the baking dish with the boiling water halfway up the ramekins and carefully transfer it into the oven.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until Creme Brûlée is slightly wobbly in the center. 
  • Remove Creme Brûlée from the oven, let it cool completely and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of sugar on top of Creme Brûlée and using a culinary blowtorch melt the sugar to create a brown crust. (See the notes for the alternative to the blowtorch)
  • Serve immediately.


Crispy Crust
If you don't have a culinary blowtorch, here's how you can create this amazing crispy crust.
  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. Sprinkle Creme Brûlée with 1-2 tbsp of sugar and place under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until sugar melts. Be careful, as the ramekins will be hot.


--- Nutritional Information Should Be Considered An Estimate ---

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.3g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 34.2g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.4mg