Simple Crème Brûlée

140 5 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
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5 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

This crème brûlée recipe uses just five simple ingredients for an impressive and tasty dessert. The combination of vanilla pudding and cream cheese with a hint of white chocolate is the perfect accompaniment to any dinner.

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  • Whisk pudding mix and milk in medium saucepan until blended. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Gradually add cream cheese, then chocolate, cooking and stirring after each addition until completely melted.
  • Pour into shallow 1-L baking dish. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely cooled. (Pudding mixture thickens as it cools.)
  • Heat broiler. Sprinkle sugar evenly over dessert. Broil, 4 inches from heat, 1 to 2 min. or until sugar is melted.


To prepare as individual desserts, pour pudding mixture into 5 (125-mL) ramekins before refrigerating and continuing as directed.

How to Soften Hardened Brown Sugar

If your brown sugar has turned into a hard, compacted lump, add a slice of bread or an apple wedge to the bag or canister. Seal and let stand until softened, about 1 to 2 days. For quicker softening, microwave on HIGH at 30-sec. intervals, just until softened, taking care not to melt the sugar.

How to Evenly Sprinkle Sugar Over Pudding

Place measured brown sugar in strainer; press through strainer over pudding, using back of wooden spoon.


  • 5 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 13g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 37g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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