Caramel Apple Crème Brûlée

This caramel apple crème brûlée combines two of my favorite desserts. But who am I kidding, I mostly like it because I’ll take any excuse I can get to bust out the kitchen torch. It is a genuine miracle my coworkers haven’t seen me in the ER for a kitchen related incident. I know you’re achin’ for some bakin’,

so let’s get to it!

The Supplies

For the Caramel Apple

  • 2 apples
  • ⅛ tsp of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ½ tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter

For the Crème Brûlée

  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp of salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Cinnamon sugar for dusting

The Procedure

  • Core, slice, and peel apples. Place in microwave safe dish and cover with water. Microwave for 3-4 minutes, until apples are tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine white sugar, brown sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil. Mixture should be deep amber in color.
  • In another saucepan, combine heavy cream and vanilla to warm.
  • Once the caramel is ready, slowly whisk in your cream and vanilla mixture. Allow mixture to simmer until smooth.
  • Remove mixture from heat and whisk in butter.
  • Arrange apple slices in the bottom of ramekins and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour warm caramel sauce over apples. Set aside.
  • Warm cream and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat until just hot. Add vanilla and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar until fluffy. Stir a quarter of the cream mixture into egg and sugar mixture. Now stir this mixture back into the remaining cream.
  • Pour over apples and place ramekins in baking dish. Fill baking dish halfway with boiling water.
  • Bake at 325º until centers are barely set, about 35-45 minutes.
  • Cool completely. This will take a few hours.
  • Once cooled, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Brûlée using a kitchen torch.
    *If you don’t have a kitchen torch: Place ramekins in oven and broil until cinnamon sugar is browned, about 5 minutes.

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