Mmm... White Chocolate Creme Brulee

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees F.
  • Whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Bring cream and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar to simmer in heavy medium saucepan; reduce heat to low.
  • Gradually add chopped white chocolate to the cream mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk the hot white chocolate mixture into yolk mixture, then whisk in vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine sieve, then ladle custard into four 10-oz custard cups (if you use 4 oz ramekins, it will fill about 7 of them).
  • Place the filled cups in large baking pan and add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F until the custards are set in the center, about 1 hour.
  • Carefully remove the custards from water and let cool.
  • Cover (plastic wrap works fine) and refrigerate.
  • Just before serving, preheat the broiler.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon sugar over each custard.
  • Broil until the sugar caramelizes, watching carefully, which will take about 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot, or refrigerate up to 1 hour and serve cold.
  • Makes 4 servings.