Coffee Caramel Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee is one of my half dozen go to desserts (and my second favorite all time dessert next to Tiramisu). There’s a reason it’s on my short go to list. Besides being spoon licking good, It’s EASY. Yes it may sound all fancy schmancy (despite it’s literal translation of burnt cream) but it doesn’t require any special equipment.
You of course CAN use a blow torch which is fun and all but you honestly don’t have to have one. You can use your broiler in a pinch.
Other highlights, it can be made well in advance (in my opinion it’s better when it’s made the night before and you won’t be rushing because time got away from you while you were chasing a rabbit down a Pinterest hole. What? Only me. Okay.) and last but not least you can flavor it until the cows come home. Today’s flavor comes to us via our Homemade Coffee Caramel Sauce. A few tablespoons mixed into the warm cream and oh sweet creamy mamma is this one a winner winner.
So grab a whisk and a few Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs (this way you can taste the goodness as you go with no worries) and whip up a batch of these oh la la beauties this week.
NOTE: Our recipe makes enough for 6-8 depending on what size ramekins you use (and well because we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to creme brulee) it can easily be halved if you’re looking for a smaller scale. I mean if you’re into that, or you could just invite me over.
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Coffee Caramel Creme Brulee
Coffee Caramel Creme Brulee
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- 4 tablespoons Coffee Caramel Sauce
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar (plus additional for dusting)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large saucepan, add cream.
- Slice vanilla bean down the center and scrape out the insides. Add bean and seeds to cream.
- Heat over medium high heat until bubbles form around edges. Remove from heat and set aside.
- While cream is cooling, into a medium bowl whisk together eggs and sugar. Whisk until mixture is light in color and creamy.
- Remove vanilla bean from cream and discard.
- Temper egg mixture into cream mixture by whisking it slowly to avoid scrambling your eggs.
- Add in caramel sauce and continue mixing until everything is combined.
- Pour cream/egg mixture into ramekins. Filling to near the top.
- Place ramekins into a roasting pan. Create a water bath by filling roasting pan with warm water so that water level reaches half way up the sides of the ramekins.
- Bake for approx 40-45 minutes OR until center is slightly jiggly and sides are firm.
- Carefully remove ramekins from water bath with tongs.
- Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until mixture sets up completely.
- Remove crème brulee 15 minutes PRIOR to serving.
- Dust tops of each ramekin with sugar. Rolling the edges so that the sugar is distributed evenly.
- Using your broiler OR a kitchen torch, scorch the tops. Allow to rest a few minutes prior to serving.
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Baby June says
Wow, that looks delicious! I never would have thought of adding flavors like coffee to creme brulee, which is already amazing on its own. 🙂
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
Over the top amazing!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
So gorgeous, love the coffee caramel flavors!
Love this! I’m always having this on the outside. Now I can make it inside : ) I’ll be sure to invite you!
Love it! I always order this on the outside. Now I can have it inside. I’ll be sure to invite you Paula IF there’s extras ; )
Sorry for the double post. Hopefully you can just post one of them : )
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
I love crème brulee. I am a woman of a certain age—and thus should be wiser. However I gave myself a tummy ache, when I was in Victoria BC at the Bengal Room having Indian buffet and the dessert was crème brulee instead of the standard Indian rice pudding. Crème brulee at a buffet—-unheard of. I took advantage of that a wee bit too much. Pretty much that was all I ate. I love this version with your special sauce.
Connie | URBAN BAKES says
First, let me just say, your photos are beautiful! Second, crème brulee does have a fancy ring to it. Kind of sounds intimidating but I’m sure with the little amount of ingredients, it had to be easy to make. This is def on my to-do list.
Anything that begins with coffee and I’m in! This sounds purely heavenly!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
Creme Brulee is one of my favorite desserts of all time…and with a coffee caramel sauce added…perfection!
The Food Hunter says
Making this for my hubby. He will love it
I love the addition of the coffee flavoring and your photos are beautiful
I absolutely love creme brûlée & your coffee caramel looks sublime!
Ginny McMeans says
The coffee caramel sounds wonderful!!!
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
This recipe looks amazing. It’s all my favorite things in one bowl!
This looks like perfection! Love it!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Oooh a coffee caramel sauce!! Divine! I love that you use Weck jars – they are my favorite 🙂
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
YUM, this creme brulee looks delicious! 🙂
Nikki@ NikSnacks says
Wow. Coffee AND caramel. Homemade. You sold me. So how do you pronounce it. CARE-amel or CAR-amel OR CAR-a-mull?
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Paula! I NEEEEEEEEEEED this! Yum!
Serena @ Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Oh my goodness I want this now! Yum!
If only there still was a recipe here but alas it’s been removed 🙁
Hi Len, sorry about that glitch. It’s fixed now : )
I do not see the recipe. Please send me a link. Thanks!
Hi Kevin! Sorry about that. It’s back in place in the post. Thanks for letting me know!