Homemade Creme Brulee

"I LOVE creme brulee. I have tried tons of recipes and had it at every restaurant that serves it, and I think this is the best creme brulee of all!"
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  • Combine heavy cream, milk, and vanilla bean.
  • Heat to boil.
  • Remove from heat and steep 10 minutes with vanilla bean.
  • Scrape bean seeds into the milk mixture.
  • With an electric mixer, combine eggs and sugar.
  • Add the milk mixture in a steady stream.
  • Skim foam.
  • Divide into 8 small ramekins (about 5 oz. each) set in baking dish and pour enough hot water around ramekins to come 1/2 way up the sides.
  • Place in 325 degree oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, until just set (trembles slightly).
  • Cover top with brown sugar.
  • Carmelize under broiler.

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  1. Perfect texture!! I used half and half instead of milk. I do prefer it a bit sweeter so I'll increase the sugar a bit. But it is super easy to make and everyone loved it. I did not find it too eggy and broiler was fine but I think I'll invest in a torch.
  2. Very, very good recipe for Creme Brulee.........I've made it twice now, and have decreased the cream and milk down to one cup to make a more solid version.... But it definitely deserves 5 stars.....I too have ordered many creme brulee's at various restaurants and this is the closest to the best I've had....
  3. Six eggs would have been sufficient. Other than that it is a basic recipe. Tastes good, just basic.
  4. Yum! What a great way to use up leftover egg yolks from recipes that only take the whites! Sure, it's a little eggy tasting but the flavor is nice. I used the vanilla bean and I have a torch for the sugar on top. Fun! This was also the easiest creme brulee recipe I've ever made. That's a huge plus!
  5. I consider myself a creme brulee "snob" and while this was tasty, it was VERY eggy--more like an egg custard than creme brulee. Thanks for posting!


  1. I made this for dinner party Saturday and it was very easy and very good. I took reviewer Vontrottzu's suggestion and added 8 oz of melted chocolate to it and got a milk chocolate creme brulee. Next time think I will add more chocolate to get a darker chocolate creme brulee. No problems with it not setting up right, it was nice and firm but I used all cream instead of half cream and half milk. Excellent, thanks Colby's Mom.


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