Creme Brulee (with Chef Peon's suggestions)

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This is the popular Creme Brulee recipe but revised to reflect the preparation suggestions posted by ChefPeon. The ingredients have not been changed.

Modified from: Creme Brulee

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Original recipe yields 5 servings



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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to boil. Remove the cream from heat immediately. Pour a little of the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture and whisk briskly. Pour the cream/yolk mixture into the rest of the cream and whisk. There will be a lot of foam on the top. Skim this off with a strainer and throw away.
  4. Pour the hot mixture into a shallow heat-proof dish or individual dishes, and place in a baking dish. Set the baking dish on your oven shelf and pour hot water in the dish so the water comes halfway up the sides of the dish(es) containing the brulee.
  5. Bake at 375 anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. They are done when you shake the dish gently and the brulees jiggle just slightly in the middle. The jiggle shouldn't be a liquid jiggle, but more of a gelatin-like jiggle. Remove from oven and let the brulees cool in the water bath for about 15 minutes, then remove and put the brulees in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle the tops with white granulated sugar and shake off the excess. Place under broiler until caramelized. Serve immediately.
  7. Part of the fun of Creme Brulee comes from the crispiness of the burnt top compared to the creaminess of the custard.


turned out great!!! followed the recipe and ended up with a great dessert

Perfect! Didn't change a thing from Chef Peon's suggestions. Works beautifully, tastes yummy, and is surprisingly EASY to make, especially for entertaining. I make these the day before the even...

thankyou samartin this saved me a lot of back and forth reading to chefs directions !!

Easier than you might imagine. Try it!

Very good. Served this to my family on Father's day, it was a big hit.