Carolina Kitchen: Basic creme brulee

Carolina Kitchen: Basic Creme Brulee

by Dogwood Crafters, Chef Brenda Anders

by Dogwood Crafters, Chef Brenda Anders


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar (or use white)
  • Fresh berries


  1. Combine 1st 4 ingredients; stir with a wire whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour evenly into round individual baking dishes; place dishes in a large roasting pan.
  3. Add hot water to pan to depth of 1/2 inch.
  4. Bake at 275 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in water.
  6. Remove from pan, cover and chill for 8 hours.
  7. Sprinkle sugar over each custard; place back into pan and broil 5 inches from heat until sugar melts.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes until sugar hardens.
  9. Garnish with fresh fruit of choice.
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