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Creme Brulee
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5 from 6 votes

Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee

This tangy sweet citrus from the Meyer lemon, blended with creamy vanilla custard, is sure to bring a smile to your face and happiness to your taste buds!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Nikki Lee



  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 Meyer Lemon zest
  • Juice of half of Meyer Lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt!

For the Topping:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bring a kettle of water to boil.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the cream and half of the sugar over medium heat. You want the edges to start to bubble, you don’t want to bring it to a boil. Just about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, have of sugar, vanilla, Meyer lemon juice, zest, and pinch of salt together until combined.
  • While whisking, slowly spoon in some of the hot cream into the egg mixture. You do this to keep the eggs from becoming cooked.Then gradually pour in the remainder of the cream, while whisking. Strain through a fine mesh strainer if desired.
  • Divide custard into four 5 ounce ramekins, place on a roasting or baking dish. Pour water into pan half way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until custards are just set. They slightly jiggle in the middle, but set around the edges.
  • Carefully remove ramekins with tongs or spatula to a cooling rack and let set on counter for 30 minutes. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or up to 2 days before serving.
  • To serve, sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of sugar over each custard. Use kitchen torch caramelize the top until it bubbles and browns. This can be done under broiler as well. Serve immediately after this step. You want to enjoy that crunch


Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g