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Classic Creme Brulee Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 631
This is hands down the BEST and most creamy vanilla crème brûlée recipe with REAL vanilla bean! This easy recipe requires only 5 simple ingredients and is fun for the family to make together.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 vanilla beans (split lengthwise) (or 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for topping)


  • Preheat the oven to 325F. While the oven is heating, combine the cream, vanilla bean, and salt in a medium saucepan on low heat until it just becomes hot. Allow the mixture to sit for 2-4 minutes, then remove the vanilla bean.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until light and airy. Add about a quarter of the heavy cream into the mixture. Once added, pour the rest of the sugar-egg mixture into the remaining cream and stir.
  • Pour into 6-ounce ramekins and place in a baking dish. Fill the dish with boiling water halfway up the baking dish. Bake for between 30-40 minutes, or until the centers are still wobbly. Let them cool completely.
  • Once cool, refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Once ready to serve, sprinkle each ramekin with a thin layer of sugar. Use either a heat gun or place the ramekins under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the sugar melts and browns.
Calories: 631kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French


Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 407mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 2074IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg