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Very Berry Crème Brûlée Recipe for Summer

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

I’ll never forget the first time I had crème brûlée. It was at a fancy restaurant on Eastlake Ave in Seattle, and I hesitated to even order it.

Crème brûlée never seemed like something I would like, because I don’t tend to gravitate toward cream desserts. I’m all about the chocolate!

I figured it was time to go outside the box and try crème brûlée . . . after all I was in my 20s and I was adventurous (haha).

It was brought to the table, set on fire, and I’ve not looked back since. If you want to recreate that experience for yourself at home, this crème brûlée is for you!

It includes fresh berries to make it perfect for summer. You don’t have to set it on fire if you don’t want to . . . but isn’t that part of the fun? Enjoy the recipe below.

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

Berry Crème Brûlée Recipe

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon for each ramekin
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Fresh berries

Tools

1. Pour heavy cream into a small sauce pan.

2. Slice the vanilla bean open and scrape out all the seeds. Add the seeds and the vanilla bean to the cream.

3. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Let sit until cream has cooled slightly (10-15 minutes).

4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until it reaches a pale yellow color.

5. Slowly pour in the warm cream while whisking; be sure and discard the vanilla bean. Whisk until well combined.

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

6. Use a ladle to pour the mixture into ramekins. I used 3 ounce ramekins and added one ladle full to each one.

7. Place in a 9×13 cake pan and fill half way with hot water. With 4 ramekins in my pan, I needed 2 cups of hot water. You may need more or less depending on the size of your ramekins.

8. Bake at 325º for 30-45 minutes (baking time will also depend on the size of ramekin. Since I had 3 ounces, I didn’t need to bake for the full 45 minutes.) Bake until the centers are set but still jiggly.

9. Remove from the water bath and place on the counter for 20-30 minutes.

10. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

11. Remove from fridge and sprinkle the tops with 1 tablespoon of sugar.

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!
This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

12. Hold a kitchen torch 3-4 inches above the sugar and evenly brown. Return to refrigerator and chill for another 30 minutes before serving.

13. Top with fresh berries.

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

This is going to be amazing for summer – trust me. I dare you to make it and tell me you don’t love it!

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!
Yield: 4 servings

Berry Creme Brulee Recipe

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 T granulated sugar, (one for each ramekin)
  • 4 egg yolk(s)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh berries

Instructions

  1. Pour heavy cream into a small sauce pan.
  2. Slice the vanilla bean open and scrape out all the seeds. Add the seeds and the vanilla bean to the cream.
  3. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Let sit until cream has cooled slightly (10-15 minutes).
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until it reaches a pale yellow color.
  5. Slowly pour in the warm cream while whisking; be sure and discard the vanilla bean. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Use a ladle to pour the mixture into ramekins. I used 3 ounce ramekins and added one ladle full to each one.
  7. Place in a 9 x 13 cake pan and fill half way with hot water. With 4 ramekins in my pan, I needed 2 cups of hot water. You may need more or less depending on the size of your ramekins.
  8. Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes (baking time will also depend on the size of ramekin. Since I had 3 ounces, I didn’t need to bake for the full 45 minutes.) Bake until the centers are set but still jiggly.
  9. Remove from the water bath and place on the counter for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Remove from fridge and sprinkle the tops with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  12. Hold a kitchen torch 3-4 inches above the sugar and evenly brown. Return to refrigerator and chill for another 30 minutes before serving.
  13. Top with fresh berries.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 645Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 319mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 7g

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This crème brûlée recipe is creamy and delicious, with rich custard on the bottom and hard caramel on top. The berries on top make it perfect for summer!

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