Lemon Creme Brûlée

Lemon Creme Brulee - Fresh Ideas
Creme Brûlée never fails to impress. This lemon creme brulee recipe is a must try for all you budding foodies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 3 people


  • 2 cups cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3-4 tsp grated lemon zest
  • tsp salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Arrange 5 or 6 ramekins in a metal roasting/baking pan.
  • Combine cream and lemon peel in heavy small saucepan and bring to simmer.
  • Whisk sugar and yolks in large bowl until thick about 3 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in hot cream mixture then add salt.
  • Let stand 10 minutes. Strain custard then divide among cups.
  • Pour enough hot water into baking pan to come halfway up sides of cups.
  • Bake custards until just set in centre about 35 minutes. Remove custards from water bath; chill uncovered until firm at least 3 hours.
  • Just before serving top each ramekin with about a tablespoon of sugar dividing equally.
  • Grill or torch until sugar melts and browns about 2 minutes.
  • Chill until topping is hard and crisp at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
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