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How to torch a crème brûlée for a caramelized crust

Torch a Crème Brûlée for a Caramelized Crust

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Begin with chilled crème brûlée already prepared in heat-safe dishes. This is a perfect dessert to make ahead of time. Simply torch at the last minute to serve.

Place your chilled finished cr\u00e8me br\u00fbl\u00e9e on a flat surface.

Place your chilled finished crème brûlée on a flat surface.

Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over the top of the cr\u00e8me br\u00fbl\u00e9e, shaking the dish lightly if needed. The use of a sugar shaker is recommended.

Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over the top of the crème brûlée, shaking the dish lightly if needed. The use of a sugar shaker is recommended.

Turn on the hand-held torch and hold it over the top so the flames are about 2 inches from the surface. Move the torch across the sugar beginning with the edges and working to the center.

Turn on the hand-held torch and hold it over the top so the flames are about 2 inches from the surface. Move the torch across the sugar beginning with the edges and working to the center.

Serve the dessert immediately to ensure the sugar still has a crackle, contrasting nicely with the chilled, velvety smooth texture of the custard.

  • Finished Crème Brûlée in heat proof dishes
  • Handheld torch
  • Granulated sugar