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The Best Eggnog Creme Brulee Recipe

The crispy, burnt sugar is the best part of this easy and delicious eggnog creme brulee. This is perfect for an elegant Christmas dessert!

The Best Eggnog Creme Brulee Recipe

Confession time: I’ve never been a huge fan of eggnog. At least, drinking it straight out of the carton.

Having said that, I LOVE eggnog as ingredients in Christmas desserts such as cookies, breads, etc. . . and that includes this eggnog creme brulee!

This eggnog creme brulee is perfect for Christmas with its obvious seasonal flavor – however I’m always inclined to make desserts like this around the holidays anyway.

This brulee seems a bit more special, and I love making special Christmas treats that I don’t have any other time of year.

You’re going to love the creamy, delicious filing and the sugary brown crust that a creme brulee recipe should have. It’s pretty amazing!

(check out our very berry Creme Brulee recipe!)

eggnog creme brulee recipe

Eggnog Creme Brulee

Ingredients

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • ½ C eggnog
  • ½ C half and half
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 C boiling water
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.

2. In a pot, combine the whipping cream, eggnog and half and half. Slowly bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat.

3. In a bowl, whisk the 3 yolks and 1/4 C sugar together. Add the vanilla.

4. Add a 1/4 C of the milk mixture to the eggs, slowly, all the while whisking (temper the eggs).

5. Very slowly, add this mixture back to the milk in the pot while whisking the entire time.

6. Pour equal amounts into four ramekins and place ramekins in a shallow baking dish.

7. Pour the boiling water into the baking dish, around the ramekins. Keep pouring until the water reaches half way up the sides of the ramekins.

8. Bake until the center is slightly giggly still (about 40 – 45 minutes). Remove from oven and refrigerate until set (a few hours).

Eggnog creme brulee on top of white ceramic plate with a spoon laying next to it

For the sugar crust:

1. Turn the oven onto broil and measure out 1/2 cup sugar.

2. Spoon some of the sugar onto the top of a ramekin. Tilt the ramekin to spread the sugar all over the top, and then pour the excess sugar into the next ramekin and repeat the process. Add extra sugar if you need it.

3. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and set them very close to the broiler. Watch these constantly as they will burn in a flash if you don’t.

4. When the sugar has melted and begins to turn a dark amber, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

5. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or small fruits if you wish.

Eggnog creme brulee with whipped cream on top and sugar sprinkled on the whipped cream

Enjoy your eggnog creme brulee!

Yield: 4 servings

Eggnog Creme Brulee

The Best Eggnog Creme Brulee Recipe

The crispy, burnt sugar is the best part of this easy and delicious eggnog creme brulee. This is perfect for an elegant Christmas dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 3 egg yolk(s)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. In a pot, combine the whipping cream, eggnog and half and half. Slowly bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the 3 yolks and 1/4 C sugar together. Add the vanilla.
  4. Add a 1/4 C of the milk mixture to the eggs, slowly, all the while whisking (temper the eggs).
  5. Very slowly, add this mixture back to the milk in the pot while whisking the entire time.
  6. Pour equal amounts into four ramekins and place ramekins in a shallow baking dish.
  7. Pour the boiling water into the baking dish, around the ramekins. Keep pouring until the water reaches half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  8. Bake until the center is slightly giggly still (about 40 - 45 minutes). Remove from oven and refrigerate until set (a few hours).

For the sugar crust:

  1. Turn the oven onto broil and measure out 1/2 cup sugar.
  2. Spoon some of the sugar onto the top of a ramekin. Tilt the ramekin to spread the sugar all over the top, and then pour the excess sugar into the next ramekin and repeat the process. Add extra sugar if you need it.
  3. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and set them very close to the broiler. Watch these constantly as they will burn in a flash if you don’t.
  4. When the sugar has melted and begins to turn a dark amber, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  5. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 235mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 6g

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