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Bruleed crema de catalan

Spanish Crema de Catalan

A delicious creamy custard with a citrusy twist similar to creme brulee
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 Eggs Separated using only the yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • ½ cinnamon stick


  • In a sauce pan, Mix the egg yolks with the sugar to a creamy consistency.
  • Add in just 1 ½ cups of milk and stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Add in the lemon zest and cinnamon stick.
  • Heat the mixture over medium high heat, stirring occasionally
  • Meanwhile, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining ½ cup of milk.
  • Start slowly adding in the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly
  • Bring to a slow boil while stirring and right when the first bubble appears, set it aside.
  • Ladle the custard into individual ramekins and let cool.
  • Sprinkle the top with sugar and Brulee the top with either a blow torch or put in the broiler until the top is scorched.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg