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Orange Creme Brulee

Updated: Apr 4

Creme Brulee has to be the one restaurant style dessert that looks so fancy but is so easy to make! The contrast between the creamy custard and crunchy top is just heavenly. This is a twist on the classic and flavored with a refreshing orange flavor.

The best thing about this is that it can be made ahead of time and torched right before you serve. So it is perfect for entertaining. Go ahead and impress your guests or yourself. You will look and feel like a star!


Total Time:

  • Infusing time 1 hr

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Baking time 30 mins

  • Cooling at room temperature 1 hr

  • Chilling time 4 hrs minimum or best overnight

  • Total time 6 hrs 45 mins



Equipment:


  • 4 (6oz) Ramekins

  • Blow torch or broiler/grill

  • Larger deeper dish for water bath



Ingredients:


  • I pint (2 cups ) heavy cream

  • zest of 2 oranges

  • 2oz (1/4 cup) sugar plus a few extra teaspoons for sprinkling

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 egg yolks


METHOD:


  • Preheat oven to 300 F

  • add zest to your cream and let it sit in the fridge for an hour so the flavor is infused

  • add sugar and vanilla extract to your infused cream and heat up a bit (do not boil)

  • Now you have to temper the eggs (so you do not get scrambled eggs!) Add a cup of the hot cream mixture to your beaten eggs yolks and then pour it back into the pan and stir for a few seconds and its ready

  • If you do not like the orange bits in custard you can strain the mixture at this stage

  • Place ramekins into a deeper dish for the water bath. Pour custard into ramekins. Add very hot water (not boiling ) to the dish, about half way up

  • Bake for about 25 -30 mins, till its just set with a slight jelly like jiggle in the middle.

  • let it cool at room temperature then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours overnight is best

  • sprinkle an even layer of sugar on top of set chilled custard and caramelize with blow torch and serve immediately


Enjoy!







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