Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A very easy Creme brulee with only 4 servings.


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Whisk the cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix it all up until it gets nice and creamy.
  3. Pour this mixture into 4 ramekins (those little ceramic dishes).
  4. Place the ramekins in a baking pan. Fill the baking pan with hot water, about halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Place the pan with the ramekins in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour or so. After 45 minutes or so check them every ten minutes. You'll know they're done when you can stick a knife in one and it comes out clean.
  5. Remove the ramekins from the baking pan, set them on the counter, and let them cool for 15 minutes or so.
  6. Sprinkle a thin layer of the light brown sugar on the top of each. Make sure it's a THIN layer, but also make sure it completely covers the custard. Now torch it! Or, if you don't have a torch, you can put them under the broiler for a minute or so.


Most Helpful

This is a sweet and tasty treat! And not at all difficult to make! Thank you for sharing this easy method! I will use this in the future!!! Delicious! Made for 2009 Spring PAC

kittycatmom April 16, 2009

I think you got this from CDK kitchen, well anyway the same recipe is there. Me and my aunt made this at her house when it was passover. Like the title says - it's INCREDIBLY easy and the flavour is INCREDIBLY beautiful. It's VERY rich though - I had it for breakfast after chilling over night lol. For some reason the sugar wouldn't caramelize when he put it under the broiler so next time i make it i think i'll make it over the stove or microwave it then pour the caramel over. Oh and one last thing - goes really nicely with raspberries because the creme brulee is very sweet so next time i'll use 1/4 cup sugar.

*Dani* May 08, 2007

The problem with this recipe was too many egg yolks. I reviewed all the other recipes online and none of them asked for 5 yolks. It made the brulee taste like an egg yolk. It was not too the flavor I was looking for. Sadly, I had to toss them all out and I hate to waste my money like that & time. If it was made with 3 to 4 yolks it mite have been better. I also think cooking it in the oven at a higher temperature like 300-350 degrees & for less time instead of 225 for 45min would be better too. SAHAH

sarah . February 16, 2016

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