What if I told you that you could make EASY Creme Brûlée without cooking it or baking it or using eggs or anything complicated? If you’re raising your hand like ME ME ME then this is the recipe for you!
No bake, no cook and egg-free Creme Brûlée that you can make without a torch if you don’t have one!
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Ok did you know that lots of Creme Brûlée is baked? Like seriously though, I had no idea. I guess that means I’ve never made the real thing before haha! I’ve made Chocolate Creme Brûlée but I didn’t bake that and my No Bake Creme Brûlée Pie uses the same method that this non-traditional one does.
This recipe is truly easy, fast, no bake, and no cook if you’re using a torch. That’s the fun part about making Creme Brûlée – the torching!
The first time I had Creme Brûlée was when I was at a steakhouse with Mel years and years ago. They brought it for dessert – it may have been our anniversary, I don’t remember – but it was love at first bite. The creamy custard with it’s richness and vanilla flavor that’s soft and smooth accompanied by that crunchy sugar topping…nothing compares: it’s my favorite dessert to order at a restaurant.
When I was in Sonoma County a few weeks ago we ate dinner at The Girl And The Fig in downtown Sonoma. Everything was delightful but for dessert we had a selection of their favorites and one was Lavender Creme Brûlée. I was a little skeptical because, to me, lavender means soap, but it was subtle and fantastic and really just tasted like one of the best Creme Brûlée recipes I’d ever had. I knew in the moment of my first bite that I’d be making a traditional copycat here on the blog.
However…I got to reading recipes on how to make Creme Brûlée and, well. Honestly, no one has time for all that. Custard and tempering eggs…it’s a commitment guys and I have to be in the mood to spend that much time in the kitchen. Then I remembered my pie recipe from a few years ago and how good (and authentic) it tasted to the traditional recipe. I decided that I needed an Easy Creme Brûlée recipe on this site that’s all about flavor and ease.