This rich and creamy creme brulee for two is the perfect end to any meal!
Hello, friends! Are you a dessert lover like I am? You’ve probably heard me mention before how much I love brownies more than cake, but, I honestly, I can’t truly say I’ve ever met a dessert I didn’t like. And, since I’m being honest, another of my dessert loves is creme brulee. So, when I heard that this month’s #12bloggers theme was ‘dessert for two, I immediately knew that a creme brulee for two was the perfect choice.
It’s a very simple recipe that makes just the right amount for two people to share an amazingly rich and creamy dessert. Or, lets face it, if you really don’t want to share, this can be a two-serving creme brulee for one.
If you’ve never baked using a water bath, no worries. It’s super easy, and doesn’t require any fancy tools, which is the way I prefer to do things around here.
You will, however, unless you want to hunt for turbinado sugar that will easily melt under the broiler, which I didn’t, need a torch. Nothing fancy, a simple one will do.
Creme brulee has been a favorite of mine for quite some time, and I’m love being able to make just enough for my sweetie and me to share on a special occasion, or for no occasion at all.
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a glass bowl, whisk the egg yolks, whipping cream, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla until well combined
- Pour into the ramekins
- Set the ramekins in an 8x8 (9x9 also works) baking dish
- Fill the baking dish with hot water, about two cups or until the water is ½ inch up the sides of the ramekins (this is known as a water bath)
- Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until the middle is just slightly jiggly
- Cool in water bath on a wire rack
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 8 hours
- Just before serving, remove plastic wrap, top each with 1 teaspoon sugar and use torch to heat and melt sugar until hard
- Serve immediately
Love creme brulee for two and looking for more desserts for two? Try one of these!
S’Mores Mug Cake for Two from Around My Family Table
Caramel Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding for Two from Bread Booze Bacon
Oreo Cheesecake for Two from Home Cooking Memories
Tiramisu for Two from Big Bear’s Wife
Pufffed Pastry Lemon Tart with Raspberries from Cooking on the Front Burner
Texas Sheet Cake for Two from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Skillet Brownie from Thyme For Cocktails
Skillet Cookie for Two from A Night Owl
Deep Dish Red Velvet Cookie from Pink Cake Plate
Cherry Pie Dessert Pizza for Two from See Vanessa Craft
Skillet Brownie for Two from Kleinworth & Co.