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No Blow Torch Creme Brulee
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar + 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Separate egg yolks and beat on medium for about one minute. Add 6-tablespoons of white sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla until the mixture is thick and creamy.
  4. Heat heavy cream in a shallow saucepan and cook it until just before it comes to a boil.
  5. Remove the cream from the heat and then pour in the egg yolk mixture and mix until everything is well-combined.
  6. Simmer mixture in the double-boiler for about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and pour mixture into ramekins while it’s still hot.
  8. I placed my mixture into a measuring cup with a lip to make it a little easier to avoid spills while filling the ramekins.
  9. Bake the mixture for 30-minutes, then remove from oven and allow the dishes to cool completely.
  10. Refrigerate the dishes for about 1-2 hours before the second round of baking.
  11. Preheat the oven to broil.
  12. Thoroughly mix 3-tablespoons of light brown sugar with 3-tablespoons of white sugar.
  13. Lightly sprinkle several layers of the sugar combination evenly over the baked and cooled creme.
  14. Return ramekins to the oven which is already on the broil setting.
  15. You’ll have to watch the caramelizing carefully at this point so the dessert doesn’t actually burn.
  16. It should take only about 2-minutes for the sugar to melt which creates that wonderfully crisp surface.
  17. Remove from oven and allow the dessert to cool.