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Two orange blossom creme brulees in small ramekins on a wooden table with orange blossom water in the background.

French Crème Brûlée With Orange Blossom

A traditional creamy French Crème Brûlée flavoured with orange blossom and topped with a crunchy caramel layer - what a perfect dessert! When you are in need of a gluten-free dessert, it doesn't get much better than a French staple - Crème Brûlée. You can make just what you need, or make more and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days without the caramel topping. All you need to do when you're ready to serve is get the kitchen blow torch and melt some sugar over the top!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 portions
Calories 308 kcal


  • 350 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 50 ml whole milk
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water we used Nielsen Massey
  • 4 eggs yolks medium
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 40 g demerara sugar for the topping


  • Preheat the oven to 140°C Fan.
  • Pour the double cream and milk into a small saucepan and heat until it starts to simmer on low-medium heat.
  • Place the egg yolks and caster sugar in a large bowl (or a large jug - it makes it easier to pour the mixture into the ramekins later) and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the hot milk/cream mixture into the egg yolks whisking immediately. Skim off any foam that forms on top. Then mix in orange blossom water.
  • Place four ramekins onto a baking tray with high rims. Pour the mixture into the ramekins. Then pour hot water into the tray, enough to cover the ramekins halfway up the sides.
  • Place the tray carefully in the oven and cook for approx 35-40 minutes, until set but still with a good wobble.
  • Allow the brulees to cool at room temperature. Then place the orange blossom creme brulees in the fridge, until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle demerara sugar on top of the brûlées. Heat the surface with a kitchen blowtorch until it forms a thin layer of crunchy caramel. Decorate with some orange zest if you like.


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 84mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1050IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Creme Brulee, Creme Brulee Recipe, Creme Brulee with Orange Blossom, French Creme Brulee, French Dessert Recipes, French desserts, Gluten Free Desserts, Orange Blossom Creme Brulee
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