Burnt Creme

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by sugarpea

Nobody doesn't like burnt creme and it's easy to make. Excellent way to end a dinner party or Sunday dinner. Chill times not included in cook time.

Top Review by Chris from Kansas

This is great! Definitely a dessert to have on special occasions, but not very often or your waistline may expand!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, for topping


  1. Place a 9x13 baking pan in oven; fill with 1/2" water; preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat cream over low heat until bubbles form at edge of pan; beat egg yolks and sugar until thick, about 3 minutes; add cream slowly while beating; add vanilla.
  3. Place six 6 ounce custard cups in water bath; pour custard into cups; bake until set, about 45 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate until chilled; sprinkle each cup with 2 tsp sugar; place on top oven rack and broil until medium brown, 1-2 minutes, or use a mini torch to brown sugar; chill and serve.

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