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This Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe Brings Parisian Elegance to Your Dessert Table

Our creamy custard bakes perfectly in a slow cooker!

Impress your guests after dinner by whipping up this easy crème brûlée recipe. A classic French dessert, it uses just 4 ingredients: heavy cream, egg yolks, vanilla extract and sugar. You’ll love the smooth and decadent custard base with that iconic layer of caramelized sugar. We promise it will shatter with a satisfying spoon crack. Plus, you don’t even need a torch. Just turn your slow cooker up to high and watch your custards broil perfectly!

Whether you have a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, you can easily make this at home. Before serving, top with fresh raspberries and blueberries for a fruity pop or zest them with citrus.

To make this crème brûlée recipe, we recommend drizzling the hot cream slowly into the egg mixture. This prevents the eggs from scrambling. If you have other tips for making crème brûlée, tell us below. And try our Shortcut Crème Brûlée, plus check out our Blender Eggnog recipe for another creamy custard you can add to anything!

Yields

4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions

• In a pot, simmer cream, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla and ¼ tsp. salt. Place egg yolks in a bowl; gradually whisk in cream mixture. Divide among 4 (5 oz.) brûlée dishes. 

• Line bottom of 7-qt. slow cooker with a tea towel; top with dishes. Add boiling water halfway up the side of the dishes. Line the lid with paper towels; cover the slow cooker. Cook on high until almost set, 40 mins. 

• Chill. Sprinkle each custard with ¾ tsp. sugar; broil until golden, 3–4 min.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 390 kcal
  • Fat: 36 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 22 gram
  • Protein: 5 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 14 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 240 mg
  • Sugar: 14 gram
  • Sodium: 180 mg
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