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Apple crème brulées recipe

Apple crème brulées recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 237 calories / serving


  • 350ml whole milk (4% fat)
  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, scored down the middle with seeds scraped out
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and finely diced

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    4g 19%
  • Sugars

    33g 37%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.8g Protein 6g Fibre 1g


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Place the vanilla pod, seeds and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium-high heat before lowering to a simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg yolks and 60g of the caster sugar until thick and pale. Carefully pour the hot milk over the egg yolks, whisking at the same time until the mixture thickens. Strain into a heatproof jug.
  4. Arrange the diced apple in the base of 8 mini terracotta ramekins (with a diameter of 5cm or so). Pour the custard mixture carefully into them so that it comes three-quarters of the way up the ramekins. Arrange the ramekins in a roasting tray lined with a kitchen towel.
  5. Pour boiling water into the tin so that it comes about half the way up the ramekins. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until just set and with a little wobble in the centres of them.
  6. Remove from the roasting tray and allow them to cool to room temperature. Chill until you are ready to serve them.
  7. When ready to serve, sprinkle the surface of the crème brulées with the remaining caster sugar and use a chef's blowtorch to caramelise the surface of the brulées so that they are golden brown. Allow the sugar to set and turn hard, then serve.

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