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White Chocolate Creme Brûlée

White Chocolate Creme Brûlée

White Chocolate Creme Brûlée is the perfect gluten-free dessert that requires very simple ingredients with impressive results.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword White Chocolate Creme Brûlée
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 ramekins
Calories 435kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 egg yolks room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/3 cup fine sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place 6 (7 to 8oz) ramekins into a roasting pan.
  • Add the eggs with the sugar and salt to a large bowl, whisk until well mixed and creamy. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add chopped white chocolate to a medium bowl.
  • Add heavy cream to a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stir and heat until hot and it simmers lightly, do not boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolate, let sit for 1 minute, then stir until fully combined and smooth. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, slowly mixing continually until fully combined.
  • Use a spoon to scoop and discard the foam accumulated on top.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins.
  • Pour hot water into the pan to come roughly halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 - 50 minutes. The crème brûlée is done when it looks set, but still just slightly jiggly in the middle.
  • Remove the roasting pan from the oven and let the it cool in the pan. Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days before serving.
  • When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator, 30 minutes before caramelizing the sugar on top. Sprinkle a tablespoon of fine sugar on top and using a torch, melt the sugar to form a crispy layer.
  • If you don’t have a torch, broil the crème brûlée to melt the sugar. Keep an eye on it, to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Allow the crème brûlée to sit for 10 minutes before serving.



Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2.9mg