Air fryer crème brûlée

Six ramekins of creme brulee on a round silver tray.
Everyone’s favourite rich dessert crème brûlée, or burnt cream can be cooked in an air fryer. Use a blowtorch for the caramelised sugar topping.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6



  • 5 egg yolks
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 packet Tatua cooking cream 500ml
  • 80 ml milk
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar


  • Place cream and milk in a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds. Add them to the milk mixture along with the bean.
  • Put the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk for 1 min or until pale in colour.
  • Heat the cream mixture on a medium heat stirring until you it starts to boil.
  • Pour the cream mixture into the beaten egg yolks gradually while stirring with a whisk. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve.
  • Divide the mixture into the ramekins and cover each one firmly with tin foil. Make sure the foil cover stays on the ramekins during cooking. Cook for 15-18 minutes on Steam function of the Tefal Easy Fry Grill & Steam until the mixture is softly set. Cool completely, then refrigerate until firm.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the extra sugar evenly on top of each ramekins. Blowtorch until caramelised and leave a few minutes to set.


* Air fryer without steam function
Place a heatproof dish with hot water in the airfryer basket together with the ramekins and cook 170C for 15–16 minutes.
Keyword vegetarian
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