Recipe by Chef John
"Creme caramel belongs on the short list for 'World's Greatest Dessert.' The way the almost-burnt caramel layer gets fused on, and becomes one with, the creamy custard is nothing short of magic."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
(scant) white sugar
large egg yolks
orange cognac (such as Grand Marnier®)
This is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. Ever. I am amazed by and in love with this recipe. Your eyes will roll back in your head, and you will say "Oh. My. God."
Tried this and it taste amazing! and simple to make too for a first timer like me. Thx Chef John!
Wonderful!! I was really intimidated by the thought of caramelizing sugar but I survived and did it correctly!! The taste and texture of this dessert is amazing. I will definitely make this again! Thank you for your recipe and the video that showed me exactly how to do it.
Amazing and delectable. One of the best desserts I have ever tasted, let alone cooked. I was a bit scared of making the caramel, but it was easier than making a pancake. Really a stunning (and stunningly easy) dessert.
I chill it before serve, the problem is when it chilled the caramel stick on the bottom of the ramekins, caramel is glass-like, it's a pity not only can't eat the creme with more caramel, but also very hard to wash them down. the taste is Soooo delicious!
Flavour was fantastic. I might have over-whipped the custard, because it was very airy and full of volume. So it filled 5 ramekins instead of 4. However, they were fully cooked by 35 mins and the top frothy part had gone chewy and looked unappealing. I scraped it off and then the flavour and texture underneath were heavenly. The individual desserts once upended from the small ramekins was only about 1/2 inch thick. I'll try it again with less beating next time. Caramel was easy and perfect.
Outstanding instructional video.
Made this for my wife she like it very much and me as well. I will make this dessert again no doubt thus is a winner. Raja
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Creme Caramel
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 151
Recipes for baked ham, deviled eggs, and oh-so-cute treats.
The best ways to enjoy what’s in season right now.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!
Learn how to make Chef John’s favorite apple pie recipe.
Watch how to make this top-rated Creme Brulee.
A fruity baked dessert with a funny name and a secret savory surprise.