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Pressure Cooker Maple Creme Brulee

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling


3 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
The pressure cooker is the perfect cooking vessel for the classic dessert creme brulee. The crunchy brown sugar topping in this recipe is wonderful, and the custard is smooth and creamy.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for low heat. Add cream. Heat until bubbles form around side of cooker. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, brown sugar and cinnamon. Press cancel; stir a small amount of hot cream into egg mixture. Return all to pressure cooker, stirring constantly. Stir in maple flavoring.
  2. Transfer cream mixture to 3 greased 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Wipe pressure cooker clean. Place trivet insert and 1 cup water in pressure cooker. Place ramekins onto trivet, offset-stacking as needed. Loosely cover with foil to prevent moisture from getting into ramekins. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 11 minutes.
  3. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. A knife inserted in center should come out clean, though center will still be soft. Using tongs, remove ramekins. Let stand 10 minutes; refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours.
  4. For topping, combine sugars and sprinkle over ramekins. Hold a kitchen torch about 2 in. above custard surface; rotate slowly until sugar is evenly caramelized. Serve immediately.
  5. To brown under the broiler, preheat broiler and place ramekins on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Broil 8 in. from heat until sugar is caramelized, 3-5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, 1-2 hours.

Test Kitchen tips
  • You can make these ahead. Top with sugar and caramelize right before serving.
  • Be sure not to skip the 10-minute natural release. This allows your custards to finish the cooking process.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 578 calories, 44g fat (26g saturated fat), 350mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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