Slow Cooker Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
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Slow Cooker Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée may seem like a super fancy dessert, but it is actually one of the easiest desserts to make - especially when you make it in a slow cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Chill3 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creme brulee, creme brulee recipe, slow cooker creme brulee
Servings: 4 ramekins
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Stef


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup + 4 teaspoons white sugar divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Whisk together yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and vanilla in a bowl, then gently whisk in cream. Strain mixture into a liquid measuring cup.
  • Line bottom of a 6-quart oval slow cooker with a folded kitchen towel to create a level surface so ramekins won't slide around. Set 4 (4-ounce) ramekins on towel. Fill slow cooker with enough water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.
  • Pour custard evenly into ramekins. Drape paper towels over top of slow cooker (to absorb any condensation during baking), then cover with lid. Cook on Low until custard is set but jiggles slightly, about 2 hours.
  • Transfer ramekins to a rack to cool completely, about 45 minutes. Chill custards, uncovered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar evenly over each ramekin. Brûlée sugar with a culinary torch and serve immediately.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.5mg