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Yes, it's totally possible to learn how to make creme brulee at home. Follow this simple, seven-ingredient White Chocolate Creme Brulee recipe to make the crispy-topped custard treat right in your own kitchen.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
1 hr
20 mins
2 hrs 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small heavy saucepan cook and stir 1/2 cup of the half-and-half and the white chocolate over low heat just until chocolate is melted. Gradually whisk in the remaining 1 1/4 cups half-and-half. Bring to simmering. Remove from heat.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together egg yolks, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, and salt just until combined. Slowly whisk hot chocolate mixture into egg mixture.

  • Place six 4-ounce ramekins or 6-ounce custard cups in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Divide egg mixture evenly among ramekins. Place baking dish on oven rack. Pour enough boiling water into baking dish to reach halfway up sides of ramekins.

  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean (centers will shake slightly). Remove ramekins from water; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.

  • Before serving, let custards stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, for caramelized sugar, in an 8-inch heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons sugar over medium-high heat until sugar begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally to heat sugar evenly. Do not stir. Once the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook about 3 minutes or until all of the sugar is melted and golden, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon.

  • Quickly drizzle caramelized sugar over custards. (If sugar hardens in the skillet, return to heat; stir until melted.) Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 180mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 31g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; sugars 28g; protein 6g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 24.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 98mg; potassium 109mg; calcium 121.2mg; iron 0.4mg.