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french vanilla creme brulee

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Leah Stacey
Huntsville, AL

I recently got one of those fun miniature torches. I was so excited to use it so I made some creme brulee. I love the taste of french vanilla so I gave this old classic a twist and used french vanilla extract. I fell in love with the first bite! Impress your guess at your next dinner party and try this super easy dessert. *TIP: If you don't have a torch don't fret you can broil the tops under your oven broiler just until the sugar melts.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
method Bake

Ingredients For french vanilla creme brulee

  • 8
    egg yolks
  • 1/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    french vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar (to sprinkle on top)

How To Make french vanilla creme brulee

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and pale yellow.
  • 2
    Add cream and french vanilla, and continue to whisk until well blended. Strain into a large bowl, skimming off any foam or bubbles.
  • 3
    Divide mixture among 6 ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in a water bath (large pan filled with 1 or 2 inches of hot water) and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • 4
    Carefully remove cups from water bath and chill for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days. When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of sugar over each custard. For best results, use a small, hand-held torch to melt sugar. If you don't have a torch, place under the broiler until sugar melts. Re-chill custards for a few minutes before serving.

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