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How to Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee

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Are you looking for a sweet treat or a classic dessert that takes minimal effort to make? When it comes to dessert, this Instant Pot Creme Brulee is perfect. That creamy inside with a crisp top will have you digging in with your spoon the moment that you see it. In just 30 minutes of time, you can have this tasty dish of perfection.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Elegant Dessert Made Easy: The Instant Pot simplifies the process of this classic French dessert.
  • Perfect Texture: Achieve the dreamy custard and crispy sugar topping without hassle.
  • Impress Guests: This Instant Pot Creme Brulee recipe is sure to wow at your next dinner party.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Egg Yolks: Provide richness, creaminess, and contribute to the custard base of the crème brûlée.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Adds a luxurious, velvety texture that makes crème brûlée so indulgent.
  • Vanilla Extract: Imparts a sweet, aromatic flavor that is classic to crème brûlée.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the dessert and, when sprinkled on top and caramelized, creates the iconic brittle, burnt-sugar topping.
  • Pinch of Salt: Enhances the other flavors and balances the sweetness of the dish.
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Creme Brulee

How To Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee?

Step One: Blend Ingredients

In a medium bowl blend together all of the ingredients with a whisk.

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Step Two: Prepare Instant Pot

Add 1.5 cups of water to the bottom of your Instant Pot’s inner pot and place the trivet inside. Evenly pour your egg mixture into your dishes and remove air bubbles on the top of mixter by tapping sppon on surface.

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Step Three: Cover With Foil

Place aluminum foil over each dish. You can fix 4 ramekins on the trivet, or 3 creme brûlée dishes on the trivet.

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Step Four: Pressure Cooking Preparation

Close your Instant Pot lid by twisting the lid on and closing the valve by pushing it away from you.

Step Five: Pressure Cook

Set your Instant Pot (pressure cooker) to High pressure for 10 minutes. After cooking, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes. Then, manually release remaining pressure by pulling the valve towards you with a hot pad or towel to prevent burning from the hot steam.

Step Six: Cool And Uncover

Remove each dish from the Instant Pot with tongs and carefully transfer to a cooling or wire rack. Allow it to cool before removing the aluminum foil.

Step Seven: Caramelize Sugar

Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar on the custard in each dish and spread this sugar evenly. Using a culinary/kitchen torch, torch the sugar to create a hard sugary shell.

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Step Eight: Serve And Enjoy

Your Instant Pot creme brulee is now complete. Serve with a spoon and enjoy!

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Expert Tips

  • Sugar Choice for Caramelizing: Use superfine sugar for the topping as it melts and caramelizes more evenly, creating the perfect brittle crust.
  • Egg Quality: Fresh, organic eggs can enhance the custard’s flavor and color, giving a more luxurious feel to your dessert.
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Storage Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Allow the crème brûlée to cool to room temperature after baking. Cover each ramekin tightly with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 2-3 days for the best texture and flavor.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Almond Biscotti: Crunchy almond cookies provide a delightful textural balance to the smooth dessert.
  • Vanilla Bean Shortbread: Delicate, buttery cookies with real vanilla bean specks that complement the dessert’s flavor profile.
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How To Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Experience the magic of making a creamy, dreamy Crème Brulee with a golden caramelized top, all effortlessly prepared in your Instant Pot.

Ingredients

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 TBSP of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of sugar, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blend together all of the ingredients with a whisk.
  2. Add 1.5 cups of water to the bottom of your Instant Pot and place the trivet inside. Evenly pour your egg mixture into your dishes.
  3. Place aluminum foil over each dish. You can fix 4 ramekins on the trivet, or 3 creme brûlée dishes on the trivet.
  4. Close your Instant Pot lid by twisting the lid on and closing the valve by pushing it away from you.
  5. Set your Instant Pot to High pressure for 10 minutes. After cooking, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes. Then, manually release by pulling the valve towards you with a hot pad or towel to prevent burning from the hot steam.
  6. Remove each dish from the Instant Pot with tongs and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow it to cool before removing the aluminum foil.
  7. Place a teaspoon of sugar on the custard in each dish and spread it evenly. Using a culinary torch, torch the sugar to create a hard sugary shell.
  8. Your Instant Pot creme brulee is now complete. Serve with a spoon and enjoy!

Notes

  • Sugar Choice for Caramelizing: Use superfine sugar for the topping as it melts and caramelizes more evenly, creating the perfect brittle crust.
  • Egg Quality: Fresh, organic eggs can enhance the custard's flavor and color, giving a more luxurious feel to your dessert.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 386mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g

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