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Crème Caramel / Cream Pudding / Custard Pudding

Preparation Time : 15 minutes Cooking time : 1 hour Refrigerating time : 3 hours minimum
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Course: Dessert
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Heavy Cream - 2 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup Adjust according to your sweetness
  • Egg yolk - 3 large egg
  • Hot water - 4 cups
  • Salt - Pinch


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a sauce pan, on low- medium heat cook heavy cream and bring it boil. Switch off and let it cool for 15 minutes
  • In a wide bowl add egg yolk (separate the whites and discard, or use for some other purpose), vanilla extract, salt and 1/4 cup of sugar; whisk until it turns pale (lighten)
  • Add the room temperature heavy cream in small portions; stirring continuously
  • Pour the liquid (3/4 th quantity) into individual serving ramekins (bowl)
  • Take a large cake pan or roasting pan and fill it with hot water upto halfway up the sides of the pudding (Crème) ramekins. Place the ramekins into the pan and carefully place it into the preheated oven without any spilling
  • Bake for around 40 - 45 minutes till the pudding is set but center is bit trembling. Water in the cake pan will be piping hot so carefully rice the pan from the oven and gently take the pudding ramekins
  • Cool down and Refrigerate in fridge for at least 3 hours (I kept it for 7 hours)
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water and remiaing sugar, prepare a thick caramel and pour it over the pudfing. Allow the creme brulee to sit for at least 5 minutes before serving
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  1. Vanilla bean can be used instead of vanilla extract
  2. Almond, rose any other extract can be used for flavouring
  3. Vanilla sugar, dates sugar or any other sugar can be used for sweetness
    Cool heavy cream before adding egg yolk to avoid curdling
  4. Flavours like coffee, tea, orange, lemon, berry etc. Can be added
  5. Sprinkle sugar and broil the pudding for 6-10 minutes, watching carefully for Crème Brûlée instead of Crème caramel
    Sprinkle sugar and torch can also be used
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