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Silky Smooth Creme Brulee

easy creme brulee
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: creme brulee
Servings: 6
Author: Greg Fleischaker


  • water bath


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste
  • 1.5 cups whipping cream
  • 6 tsp brown sugar


  • preheat the oven 325 degrees
  • separate six eggs, whisk the yolks together and set the whites aside
  • slowly whisk the sugar into the eggs until fully dissolved
  • slowly whisk in the cream and vanilla paste until completely mixed
  • pour entire mixture through fine sieve into container good for pouring
  • pour mixture into ramekins, place ramekins inside baking pan and fill the pan with hot water until 3/4 up the sides of the ramekins
  • carefully place baking tray with ramekins and water into pre-heated oven and bake for about 45 - 60 minutes or until just set, or between 170-175 degrees F
  • remove tray from oven and let cool on stove or counter for 30 minutes, wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least two hours
  • when ready to serve, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon brown sugar on top of the custard and torch until the sugar melts and starts to darken, but don't burn it!
  • wait a few minutes so you don't burn your mouth, and then serve!