Monday, January 10, 2011

Mini Creme Brulee...the Simple Way

OH.MY! Is there anybody who does NOT LOOOOVE creme brulee? I don't think I can think of anybody. Well, there is no need to go out and buy fancy schmanzy ramekins or even a little torch...if you have jars and a broiler setting on your oven, you are set!

I used straight-sided jars, but you can use baby food jars, recycled jars from artichokes etc. Why don't you go dig around in your recycle bin for jars! After all, every MUNDANE MONDAY could use a bit of excitement!

Mini Crème Brulee


1 quart heavy whipping cream {4 cups}

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract {I used 1 tsp. vanilla paste because I love the flecks of vanilla!}

1 cup sugar {divided}

6 large egg yolks


Bring whipping cream and vanilla to a boil.

Remove from heat. Strain.

In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks with ½ cup sugar.

Blend until lemony in color.

Add strained cream to egg mix a little at a time and continue stirring.

Put about ½ cup into each jar.

This makes between 8 and 10 mini crème brulees.

Place in oven proof pan and pour hot water around jars…about half way up the sides.

Bake at 325* for about 40 minutes or until crème brulee is just set. The centers will still be a bit wiggly.

Remove from oven and chill for at least 3 hours. {I made mine 2 days in advance!}

Pull out of fridge at least 15 minutes before sprinkling remaining sugar on tops.

Broil in the oven {watch out…they brown FAST!} until sugar melts and forms a crispy sugar crust!


Happy Monday!

Shared with: stone gable


  1. I am SOOOO craving this now! Going to have to hit the store for ingredients.
    THanks for sharing

  2. Yummy!! I want to try this...and the broiler doesn't bother the glass jars?

  3. kirsten...The broiler has never hurt any glass jars I have used. My top oven rack is in about the middle of my oven{on the third slot down}. I can't wait to hear how it goes. I am on such a French kick. Tonight is French Onion Soup!!!

  4. One of my favorite sweet treats is Creme Brulee! No wonder, heavy cream and eggs~ what a beautiful custard.
    It is adorable in the little jars.
    Thank you for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing all this yumminess!

  5. This is so unique! What a wonderful idea. Can't wait to try it. I linked to you from On The Menu Monday. Thanks for a great recipe

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