Easy Creme Brûlée Recipe- No Torch And Oven Needed

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Crème Brûlée is a simple yet super yummy French dessert. It is a custard-like dessert made with heavy cream with caramelized sugar on the top. The caramelized sugar gets prepared using a fire torch, and the dessert is baked in an oven. Unfortunately, not everyone has the fire torch or a baking oven or maybe both. However, it does not mean that they won’t enjoy this yummy dessert at home. In this recipe, you will learn how to prepare the dessert without the oven and even prepare the caramel on top without using the fire torch.

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

For the Crème

  • Egg yolks- 3
  • Heavy Cream- 1 ½ cup
  • Sugar – 3 to 4 tbsp.

For the caramel

  • Sugar- 2tbsp.
  • Water – 1tbsp.

For Garnish

  • Strawberries – 1, chopped (For garnish)
  • Peppermint Leaves – 2 to 3 leaves


  1. Take a medium-sized pot and put it on flame.
  2. In the pot, pour in the heavy cream and 2 tbsp of sugar and boil on low flame.
  3. After the cream starts boiling, please turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.
  4. Meanwhile, take a bowl and add in the egg yolks. 
  5. Start whisking the egg yolks and gradually add the leftover two tablespoons of sugar.
  6. Continue to whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the sugar starts dissolving.
  7. When the sugar starts to dissolve, gradually add the boiled cream and whisk them all together well. 
  8. When all the ingredients get mixed well, take two ceramic dessert bowls and pour in the mixture equally in both. 
  9. Take a large pan, and keeping the flame medium, cover the pan with its lid. Allow it to preheat for about 9 to 10 minutes.
  10. After the large pan gets preheated, take the lid off and turn the flame to low.
  11. Place a silver rack or stand in the middle of the pan. If you do not have the stand, you can use a silver bowl.
  12. Place the bowls with the crème mixture on the stand and cover the large pan with the lid. Bake the Crème Brule for 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. After the desserts are well baked, take them out and allow them to cool down.
  14. While they cool down, take another pan and put it on flame.
  15. In that pan, add two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of water. Allow it to caramelize. 
  16. Pour the caramelized sugar into the baked desserts and place it on the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  17. After 30 minutes, take them out of the fridge and garnish them with the strawberries and peppermint leaves, and it is ready to serve.