Easy Crème Brûlée
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
6 servings


2 1/4 cups (560 ml) whipping cream
1/3 cup (75 ml) sugar
1 egg
3 egg yolks
2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
6 strawberries or other small berries, to garnish


  1. In small saucepan heat cream over medium heat just until small bubbles begin to form around edges; remove from heat.
  2. In medium bowl whisk sugar with egg, egg yolks and vanilla until well blended. Gradually whisk hot cream into egg mixture until blended.
  3. Ladle into 6 lightly buttered (6 oz/175 mL) ovenproof custard cups. Place in baking dish filled with hot water so that it reaches halfway up sides of cups.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 °F (180 °C) oven 30 to 35 min or until a knife inserted in center of custard comes out nearly clean (center will be jiggly). Remove from hot water; refrigerate until cold.
  5. Just before serving, place custard cups on baking sheet. Sprinkle custard with brown sugar. Broil about 3 in (7.5 cm) from broiler for about 1 min, or until sugar melts and turns golden (watch carefully so sugar doesn't burn). Remove from oven, serve topped with strawberry.