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15 Luscious, Elegant Crème Brûlée Recipes to Make at Home

January 31, 2023

They’re creamy, irresistible and guaranteed to impress.

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Our Best Ideas for Crème Brûlée

When it comes to elegant French desserts, crème brûlée is one of the most impressive with its indulgent texture and crisp, caramelized sugar shell. Luckily, you don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant to enjoy one—this dessert is easy to make at home. Plus, it comes together with just a few ingredients, so it's the ideal dessert to whip up for everything from dinner parties to date night. We’ve rounded up all the best crème brûlée recipes right here, starting with this one from our test kitchen. It uses heavy cream to achieve the most rich, luscious custard possible. The crunchy layer of caramelized sugar on top is the perfect way to offset the silky texture in the center. Whole vanilla beans add a deep, complex flavor.

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Raspberry Crème Brûlée

Tart berries are the perfect match for rich cream and sugar. The berry seeds add a bit of texture and the juicy fruit adds an extra layer of complex flavor. The elegant dessert can be made in less than two hours, so it’s perfect for date night.

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Chocolate Crème Brûlée

In this recipe, bittersweet chocolate takes richness to the next level. Chocolate, instant espresso and coffee liqueur are an easy way to elevate the classic crème brûlée recipe. Don’t worry, this dish still has the quintessential caramelized sugar topping that makes the famous dessert so irresistible.

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Instant Pot Crème Brûlée

Why make crème brûlée in a traditional oven, when you can make it more quickly and easily in an instant pot? The low pressure used in an Instant Pot helps yield consistent, smooth results that help the custard set perfectly every time.

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