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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
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 tablespoon 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 tablespoon of sugar and place under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until sugar melts. Be careful, as the ramekins will be hot.


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