National Creme Brûlée Day

Today is National Creme Brûlée Day, and I have created a simple and delicious creme brûlée. You can bring any flavor profile into this dish, but today I am showing you my favorite…dulce de leche! For those of you who don’t know dulce de leche has a caramelized flavor that is simply delicious in this recipe.

Dulce de Leche Creme Brûléé

1 13.5 ounce can of Nestle dulce de leche (I find mine near the condensed milk, you can also replace this with homemade)
5 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 cup of heavy cream
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. of salt
2 tbsp. of brown sugar granulated sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 325°

In a large bowl, whisk together canned dulce de leche, egg yolks, and the whole egg until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and whisk well.
Strain mixtures so there are no lumps. Pour evenly into 8 - 6oz ramekins. Place filled ramekins in large oven safe Pyrex dishes and fill (2/3 up the side of the ramekin) with water.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until tops slightly jiggle. Remove from oven and let cool in water bath.

Remove from water, and refrigerate 4 hours - overnight until cold and set.

Before serving, sprinkle about 1 tbsp. evenly over the tops of the creme brûlée. With a kitchen torch or torch lighter, burn the sugar starting in the middle until it’s liquid and golden. This will create the highly sought after hard surface.

Serve immediately.

Happy National Creme Brûlée Day! I love just about anything with sugar, but this is one of my very favorite treats!


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