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apple cinnamon creme brulee recipe

Apple and Cinnamon Crème Brûlée

Custard, spice and everything nice! Rich in taste yet light in texture, this apple-cinnamon crème brûlée tastes like autumn no matter what month it is.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, French
Servings 2 people
Calories 336 kcal


  • 100 ml double cream
  • 25 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 12 g white sugar (plus extra for serving)
  • 1 medium apple
  • 300 ml cider


  • Skin and core the apple and dice the flesh into small cubes. Pour the cider into a pan with the apple cubes and heat on the stove. When the liquid starts to bubble, turn down the heat and simmer for around 15 minutes.
  • While the apple is simmering in the cider, whisk the egg yolk with the sugar in a bowl until it turns pale in colour. This may take a few minutes.
  • Heat the cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a pan, stirring constantly until it starts to bubble. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the cream mixture to the egg and sugar slowly, whisking constantly. Once fully combined, sieve the mixture into another bowl to remove any lumps and try and remove as much of the white foam that will form on top as you can.
  • By now the apples should be very soft. Remove from the heat, drain away the cider and dab the apple cubes dry with kitchen cloth.
  • Place 2 ramekins in a deep oven dish. Distribute the apple cubes evenly between the ramekins and then pour the brûlée mixture over the top. Then, pour enough boiling water around the ramekins so that the water level reaches roughly half way up the side. Bake in a fan oven (170°C) for around 18 minutes. The centre of each brûlée should still wobble.
  • Once cooled, the brûlées can be covered and placed in a fridge until they're ready to serve. To serve, sprinkle a couple of tsps of white sugar on top of each and melt with a blow torch or high temperature grill. Allow to cool and harden for a few seconds before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 336kcal

One of our favourite dessert recipes. Our apple cinnamon creme brulee recipe is sure to impress but is really simple and easy to make. We recommend these measurements to serve 2 people but scale up and down to suit yourself.

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