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Easy Crème Brûlée

This is the Easy Crème Brûlée recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 6 servings
easy creme brulee


  • 2 1/4 cups (560 mL) 35% cream
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
  • 6 strawberries or other small berries to garnish
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In small saucepan heat cream over medium heat just until small bubbles begin to form around edges; remove from heat.

In medium bowl whisk sugar with egg, egg yolks and vanilla until well blended. Gradually whisk hot cream into egg mixture until blended.

Ladle into 6 lightly buttered (6 oz/175 mL) ovenproof custard cups. Place in baking dish filled with water so that it reaches halfway up sides of cups.

Bake in preheated 350 °F (180 °C) oven 30 to 35 min or until a knife inserted in center of custard comes out nearly clean (center will be jiggly). Remove from hot water; refrigerate until cold.

Just before serving, place custard cups on baking sheet. Sprinkle custard with brown sugar. Broil about 3 in (7.5 cm) from broiler for about 1 min, or until sugar melts and turns golden (watch carefully so sugar doesn't burn). Remove from oven, serve topped with strawberry.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 415 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Fat: 35 g
Sodium: 49 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 7 % / 82 mg
Riboflavin: 12 %
Vitamin A: 39 %
Vitamin B12: 23 %
Vitamin D: 28 %