Easy Saffron Creme Brulee

  • serves 4

Delicate and beautiful saffron is the star ingredient of ths creme brulee.

8 Ratings
Directions for: Easy Saffron Creme Brulee


2 cups half-and-half

1 pinch saffron (about 12 threads)

1 (3.4-oz) package instant vanilla pudding

6 tsp sugar


1. Bring the half-and-half and saffron to a bare simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and refrigerate until cold.

2. Add the vanilla pudding powder to the chilled half-and-half and whisk until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly among four 6-ounce ramekins and let set for 10 minutes (or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day).

3. Sprinkle the sugar evenly on top of the pudding (1 1/2 teaspoons per ramekin). Use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar, then let set until hard, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: four 6-ounce ramekins; a kitchen torch

See more: Dessert, Easy


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