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Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brulee

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
For a truly delicious dessert that will impress every guest, try this fancy chocolate and vanilla creme brulee recipe. It tastes so delicious.—Taste of Home Cooking School, Greendale, Wisconsin
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  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 9 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream until bubbles form around sides of pan. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar. Remove cream from the heat; stir a small amount of hot cream into egg yolk mixture. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Slowly whisk in 2 cups cream mixture until smooth. Transfer to 8 ungreased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups.
  3. Slowly pour remaining cream mixture over the back of a small spoon into the ramekins, forming layers. Place ramekins in a baking pan; add 1 in. boiling water to pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until centers are just set (mixture will jiggle). Remove ramekins from water bath; cool for 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  5. If using a creme brulee torch, sprinkle custards with remaining sugar; heat until caramelized. Serve immediately.
  6. If broiling the custards, place ramekins on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Broil 8 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes or until caramelized. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1 dessert: 619 calories, 52g fat (31g saturated fat), 343mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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