How to Make Creme Brûlée

Creme brûlée is a rich and decadent dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. There's a little planning necessary, but anyone can easily master this delicious treat.

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Get your ingredients together

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Preheat oven to 325.

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Split the vanilla bean lengthwise

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Using the back of the knife, not the blade, scrape all of the seeds out

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Put the cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the vanilla bean and seeds to the cream. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.

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In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until pale yellow.

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Removing the bean from the cream. Whisk a little of the cream into the yolk mixture. Slowly add the rest of the cream, whisking constantly.

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Pour the mix into ramekins or other small oven-safe dishes. Place the ramekins into a large roasting or cake pan.

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Fill the roasting pan about half way with water.

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Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until mostly firm. Remove from the roasting pan and refrigerate overnight.

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Add about 1 tablespoon of sugar to each ramekin.

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Shake gently to distribute the sugar evenly.

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Using a kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar. Place back in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes so the sugar will set.

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Garnish with berries and mint leaves.

Ingredients

1 Quart Heavy cream
1 Vanilla bean
6 Egg yolks
1 Cup Sugar, divided
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