Crème Brûlée

14 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A chilled custard with a caramelized sugar topping.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 30 min Standing : 2 h
410 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Less easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


butter, unsalted, to grease the custard dishes
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 tbsp sugar 30 g
2/3 cup whipping cream 35% 170 mL
2 tsp brown sugar 8 g

Before you start

Most "crème brûlée" recipes call for a "bain-marie"; mine does not, but make sure the oven temperature is not higher than 160°C/325°F.

Choose 2/3 cup custard dishes, shallow (2 cm) and with a large diameter (14 cm) to increase the caramelized area.


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Lightly butter the custard dishes.
  2. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Set the whites aside in a glass jar with a lid and put them in the refrigerator or freezer for a future use.
  3. Put the yolks in a bowl, add the sugar and mix well. Stir in the cream, mix, then divide the custard among the dishes. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 min. Check with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. When done, take the dishes out of the oven and chill them in the refrigerator at least 2 h.
  4. Just before serving, preheat the broiler.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over each custard, put the dishes in the oven as close as possible to the upper element (about 3 cm) and cook a couple minutes until the tops have caramelized to a golden brown colour.
  6. Serve right away.


The custards can be chilled, covered with a sheet of plastic wrap, and kept up to 3 days. Before serving, very gently blot the top surfaces with paper towels before sprinkling with the sugar and caramelizing.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (120g)


% Daily Value




35 g

54 %

Saturated 20.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

100 %


320 mg


40 mg

2 %


21 g

7 %


0 g

0 %


19 g


5 g

Vitamin A

38 %

Vitamin C

1 %


8 %


5 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


This recipe is :
Low  :
Source of  :
Calcium, Iron, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 6
Other Foods 1 ½

15% to 25% savings from one merchant to another. Imagine how much you could save on a full grocery cart!

Subscribe to our PLUS or PREMIUM plans and save $150/month* on your groceries.

I want to maximize my savings * Based on an average-sized household of 2.5 people

Leave a review

You have to be logged in to leave a review

Members' Reviews

14 Reviews (14 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again

This recipe is in the following categories

Eggs | Dairy | Desserts | Source of Omega-3 | Vegetarian | Low Sodium | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Halal | Bake | French

array(49) { ["SERVER_SOFTWARE"]=> string(12) "nginx/1.11.9" ["REQUEST_URI"]=> string(43) "/recipe/recipe-view/?recipeUrl=creme-brulee" ["USER"]=> string(8) "www-data" ["HOME"]=> string(8) "/var/www" ["FCGI_ROLE"]=> string(9) "RESPONDER" ["mobile-browser"]=> string(1) "0" ["SCRIPT_FILENAME"]=> string(27) "/var/www/html/web/index.php" ["QUERY_STRING"]=> string(45) "q=/recipe/recipe-view/&recipeUrl=creme-brulee" ["REQUEST_METHOD"]=> string(3) "GET" ["CONTENT_TYPE"]=> string(0) "" ["CONTENT_LENGTH"]=> string(0) "" ["SCRIPT_NAME"]=> string(10) "/index.php" ["DOCUMENT_URI"]=> string(10) "/index.php" ["DOCUMENT_ROOT"]=> string(17) "/var/www/html/web" ["SERVER_PROTOCOL"]=> string(8) "HTTP/1.0" ["REQUEST_SCHEME"]=> string(4) "http" ["GATEWAY_INTERFACE"]=> string(7) "CGI/1.1" ["REMOTE_ADDR"]=> string(9) "" ["REMOTE_PORT"]=> string(4) "8665" ["SERVER_ADDR"]=> string(9) "" ["SERVER_PORT"]=> string(4) "6082" ["SERVER_NAME"]=> string(18) "" ["GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE3"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_COUNTRY_NAME"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_CODE"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_CODE3"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_NAME"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_REGION"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_CITY"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_POSTAL_CODE"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_CITY_CONTINENT_CODE"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_LATITUDE"]=> string(0) "" ["GEOIP_LONGITUDE"]=> string(0) "" ["REDIRECT_STATUS"]=> string(3) "200" ["HTTP_HOST"]=> string(18) "" ["HTTP_CONNECTION"]=> string(5) "close" ["HTTP_X_REAL_IP"]=> string(10) "" ["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO"]=> string(5) "https" ["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PORT"]=> string(3) "443" ["HTTP_ACCEPT"]=> string(63) "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8" ["HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING"]=> string(21) "x-gzip, gzip, deflate" ["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]=> string(39) "CCBot/2.0 (" ["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR"]=> string(9) "" ["HTTP_X_VARNISH"]=> string(7) "3030223" ["PHP_SELF"]=> string(10) "/index.php" ["REQUEST_TIME_FLOAT"]=> string(15) "1495674694.5502" ["REQUEST_TIME"]=> string(10) "1495674694" ["HTTPS"]=> string(2) "on" }