Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 1 crème brûlée and 6 raspberries)

Check your local farmers' market to find honey produced in your area (it will add pleasantly complex flavor). If you don't have shallow dishes for the crème brûlée, use six-ounce ramekins instead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around the edge (do not boil), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Combine egg yolks and salt in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Gradually add hot milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Divide the milk mixture evenly among 4 shallow (6-ounce) custard dishes. Place dishes in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 300° for 1 hour or until center barely moves when dish is touched. Remove dishes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Sift 3 tablespoons sugar evenly over custards. Holding a kitchen blow torch about 2 inches from top of each custard, heat sugar, moving torch back and forth, until sugar is completely melted and caramelized (about 1 minute). Top evenly with raspberries. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

SoonerSinger's Review

April 29, 2012
The honey flavor didn't come through.

joshjoey17's Review

July 08, 2014
I thought it was really good, and was easy to make with regular, household ingredients.

JNBank's Review

August 16, 2013
This was easy to make but nothing special. I like the vanilla creme brûlée recipe from cl instead

Good and fairly easy

May 15, 2017
Good and easy. Next time I will add a bit of vanilla bean or extract. I rarely give 5 stars, this is a good review from me.