Apple Creme Brulees

Apple Crème Brulees
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¾ cup fat-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon sugar*

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¼ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup diced Granny Smith apple

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 tablespoon sugar*


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small saucepan whisk together egg yolks, milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in the yogurt.

  2. Divide apple between two 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and cardamom. Divide yogurt mixture between ramekins. Place ramekins in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; place on oven rack. Pour enough hot water into the baking pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are set (centers will appear soft set). Remove ramekins from baking pan; cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover with foil and chill 2 to 24 hours before serving.

  4. Just before serving, let custards stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, to caramelize sugar, in a small saucepan heat 1 tablespoon sugar over medium-high heat until sugar begins to melt, shaking saucepan occasionally to heat sugar evenly; do not stir. When the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook about 2 minutes or until all sugar melts and is golden brown, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon. Quickly drizzle the caramelized sugar over custards. Serve immediately.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

We do not recommend using sugar substitute for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 179mg 4%
Folate, total 29.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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