Classic Crème Brûlée | Recipeish | Gustus Vitae

If you don't know, trust us: saying 'I made some crème brûlée for dessert tonight' will make your significant other happy. Not only that, but you'll have crème brûlée too. This straightforward, make-ahead recipe will make everyone happy, and with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, it's a breeze to put together, with Chipotle Cane Sugar adding a bit of bite to cut the sweetness and our Caramel Crème Brûlée topping as the perfect crackling crust.

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Time: About 20 minutes attended + and overnight in the fridge
  • Storage Notes: Will keep for 3 days covered in the fridge
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • Bring a medium-sized saucepan up to medium heat, and whisk together Chipotle Cane Sugar, powdered sugar, and cream. Cook, stirring as you do, until fully incorporated - around 5 minutes.
  • Separately, bring a pot of water to boil, and preheat oven to 150F.
  • Whisk egg yolks, then slowly, just a bit at a time, pour yolks into cream/sugar mix. Stir vigorously as you do, pouring all the yolks in, and remove from heat.
  • Place 2 ramekins in a high walled baking dish or tray, and pour boiling water around them to about halfway up.
  • Pour crème brûlée mixture into the ramekins, and pop in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Remove, and allow to cool uncovered for 30 minutes, before covering in saran and popping in the fridge overnight.
  • When readying to serve, remove from the fridge, and dust generously with Caramel Crème Brûlée Cane Sugar.
  • Broil for 2-3 minutes or use a food-safe torch to caramelize the sugar. Allow to cool and harden - another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve, crack the sugar crust, and devour.