Recipe: Orange And Cardamom Creme Brulee


Crème brûlée always looks fantastic in a restaurant, but can be scary to make at home, right? Wrong! This easy recipe for the classic french dessert is flavoured with orange and cardomom. And just wait until your guests find the secret orange segments at the bottom of the dish!


  • 2 oranges
  • 600 ml double cream
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 80 g caster sugar
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

prep oranges

Step 2

Prep Oranges

Zest 2 oranges before cutting away the skin and rind. Segment the oranges into pieces, avoiding the pith.

infuse and warm cream

Step 3

Infuse And Warm Cream

Crush the cardamom seeds and put into a pan with the zest, and cream. Warm over a gentle heat until boiling.

make creme anglaise

Step 4

Make Creme Anglaise

Beat the yolks and sugar in a bowl with a whisk. Strain the boiling cream through a sieve onto the egg yolks as you continue to whisk.

fill ramekins

Step 5

Fill Ramekins

Line a deep roasting tin with a clean tea towel and place 6 ramekins on top. Divide the orange segments into 6 ramekins then pour the cream over the segments. Boil a kettle and half fill the roasting tin with the hot water.

bake then chill

Step 6

Bake Then Chill

Place carefully into the oven and bake for 30 minutes until just set but still with a little wobble. Remove from the roasting and chill for at least 4 hours to set.

caramelise then serve

Step 7

Caramelise Then Serve

Pour some castor sugar on top of each set cream and caramelise with either a blow torch or under a very hot grill then serve. Makes 6

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