Instant Pot Creme Brulee

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Make this Melt-in-your-Mouth Instant Pot Creme Brulee with only 5 simple ingredients! Heavenly smooth, divinely rich cream with a crackable caramel. A satisfyingly sweet aroma that lightly lingers on your taste buds. So dangerously good!!

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Crème Brûlée, what a heavenly indulging treat that is light yet so satisfying. Easy enough to satisfy your weeknight cravings, yet fancy enough to impress your guests!

The divinely silky smooth cream paired with the crisp caramel shell that cracks perfectly with a spoon is simply an irresistible taste of heaven.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee Experiment

We tested our beloved Oven Creme Brulee Recipe using Low Pressure & High Pressure, then compared the differences. Each method resulted in a different Creme Brulee texture.

  • Oven Method: thick, creamy, custard-like
  • Low Pressure Method: light, silky smooth, melt-in-your-mouth cream
  • High Pressure Method: smooth, pudding-like (slightly more firm than the other two)

Conclusion

We instantly fell in love with the Low-Pressure Method’s heavenly smooth & divine tasting cream!! Oh~ this is too good to be true…

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Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Make this Melt-in-your-Mouth Heavenly Instant Pot Creme Brulee with only 5 simple ingredients! Divinely smooth light custard with a crackable caramel. A satisfyingly sweet aroma that lingers on your taste buds.  So dangerously good!!
5 from 22 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups (500ml) heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons (75g) granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon (6.25ml) vanilla extract
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 6 large egg yolks (7 yolks for a firmer creme brulee)

Caramel Top

  • ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar per ramekins for blow torching

Instructions

  • Separate Eggs: Separate egg whites from egg yolks in two mixing bowls. Use a large mixing bowl for egg yolks and a small mixing bowl for egg whites. Place egg whites in a refrigerator for other dishes.
  • Warm Cream Mixture: In a medium saucepan, add in 2 cups (500ml) heavy cream, 1 ¼ tsp (6.25ml) vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. Warm the mixture up to 70°C - 80°C (158°F - 176°F) over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • Create Creme Brulee Mixture: Add 6 tbsp (75g) granulated sugar to the egg yolks. Mix well with a whisk or spatula. Temper the sugary egg yolks by pouring a small amount of the warmed cream mixture into the large mixing bowl. Mix well. Then, pour and mix in the remaining cream mixture.
    *Pro Tip: If you want smoother creme brulee, strain the cream brulee mixture through a mesh strainer.
  • Pressure Cook Creme Brulee: Pour the cream mixture into 6 6oz ramekins until 85% full. Remove air bubbles on the surface with a torch or spoon. Wrap the ramekins tightly with aluminum foil. Add 1 cup of water and steamer rack in Instant Pot. Then, place wrapped ramekins on steamer rack (4 at the bottom with 2 stacked on top). Pressure Cook at Low Pressure for 13 minutes, and 15 minutes Natural Release. Then, release remaining pressure.
    *Pro Tip: For small pyrex glass bowl, pressure cook at Low Pressure for 16 minutes, then 15 minutes Natural Release.
  • Chill Creme Brulee: Take out one of the ramekins and check for doneness.

    *Pro Tip: The very center of custard should jiggle. If the whole custard is jiggling, wrap & pressure cook the creme brulee for another 3 minutes.
    Place ramekins on a cooling rack. Once they have cooled down, chill in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • Caramelize Sugar Top: When ready to serve, spread ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar evenly on top of the cream custard. Use a torch to caramelize the sugar to form a crispy top. Let creme brulee sit for at least 3 minutes before serving. You can also place the ramekins under a broiler to caramelize the sugar.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 303mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British, French
Keyword: instant pot creme brulee, instant pot dessert, instant pot recipes, instapot creme brulee, pressure cooker creme brulee, pressure cooker dessert, pressure cooker recipes
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Instant Pot Creme Brulee Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

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Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Creme Brulee.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee Recipe Ingredients

*Pro Tip: We used 6 large egg yolks. If you want a firmed creme brulee, use 7 egg yolks. 🙂

1

Separate Eggs


Separate egg whites from egg yolks in two mixing bowls.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee Recipe: how to separate egg whites from egg yolks

Use a large mixing bowl for egg yolks and a small mixing bowl for egg whites. Place egg whites in a refrigerator for other dishes.

2

Warm Cream Mixture


In a medium saucepan, add in 2 cups (500ml) heavy cream, 1 ¼ teaspoon (6.25ml) vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt.

How to Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee: warm heavy cream mixture in saucepan

Warm the mixture up to 70°C – 80°C (158°F – 176°F) over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat and set aside.

3

Create Creme Brulee Mixture


Add 6 tablespoons (75g) granulated sugar to the large mixing bowl with 6 – 7 egg yolks. Mix well with a whisk or spatula.

How to Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee: mix granulated sugar and egg yolks

Temper the sugary egg yolks by pouring a small amount of the warmed cream mixture into the large mixing bowl. Mix well. Pour and mix in the remaining cream mixture.

*Pro Tip: If you want smoother creme brulee, pour the creme brulee mixture through a mesh strainer (as shown in below photo).

Instant Pot Creme Brulee: smooth creme brulee tip - pour warm cream through mesh strainer

4

Pressure Cook Creme Brulee


Pour the cream mixture into 6 6oz ramekins. Fill them to 85% full. Remove air bubbles on the surface with a torch or spoon.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee: pour cream mixture in ramekins, then remove air bubbles

Wrap the ramekins tightly with aluminum foil.

Pour 1 cup of water and place a steamer rack in Instant Pot.

add water and steamer rack trivet in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Place wrapped ramekins on steamer rack in Instant Pot (as shown in below photo – 4 at the bottom layer with 2 stacked on top).

Instant Pot Creme Brulee: pressure cook creme brulee

Close the lid and pressure cook at:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Low Pressure for 13 minutes, then 15 minutes Natural Release.

*Pro Tip: For small pyrex glass bowl, it will be Low Pressure for 16 minutes, then 15 minutes Natural Release.

After natural releasing for 15 minutes, turn Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.

5

Chill Creme Brulee


Different ramekins may require different cooking times due to factors such as the type of material, size, and thickness.

So, be sure to take out one of the ramekins and check for doneness.

*Pro Tip: The very center of custard should jiggle. If the whole custard is jiggling, wrap & place the ramekin back in the Instant Pot and pressure cook them for another 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee: cool creme brulee ramekins on cooling rack

Place ramekins on a cooling rack. Once they have cooled down, chill in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).

6

Caramelize Sugar Top


When ready to serve, spread ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar evenly on top of the cream custard in ramekin.

Use a torch to caramelize the sugar to form a crispy top.

how to caramelize creme brulee with culinary torch

Let creme brulee sit for at least 3 minutes before serving. You can also place the ramekins under a broiler to caramelize the sugar.

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Enjoy your Heavenly Divine Instant Pot Creme Brulee!~

psst..you won’t want to stop at one… 😛


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Vicky

Made this last night and did caramel and ate today and it was a huge hit with everyone. Fantastic recipe.5 stars

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Nilva

If I use the Instant Pot stainless steel baking cups that changes the cooking time somehow?? Thank you in advance.
I have the Instant Pot Duo Nova 8qt

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Emily

Can you flavor this recipe? Would you just add to it? I’d like to do keylime. Duo 10 quart

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Leanne

Would the amount of cooking time in your recipe be the same if I have disposable ramekins that are a little smaller than 6oz?

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Cheryl Hill

I just love your recipes and tried this one but do not have a kitchen torch. Can I use the air fryer lid on broil to do the sugar? ANd if so, how long for this. I would have to do them in 2 sessions as I don’t think I could stack them for the air fryer, right? Thank you for all you do!

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Leeloo

easy and delicious ! thx !5 stars

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SavageATL

I made this, and it is very good and easy. BUT. I wanted 12 servings, so I doubled the recipe. Huge mistake; that resulted in gallons and gallons of the stuff. It’s good but this amount makes MORE than enough for 10-12.5 stars

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Yamy

Hi, my instant pot does not allow me to adjust the pressure level. Should I cook in steam setting instead or just go with the pressure setting it’s defaulted to?
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Lori Fino

I’ve made this in a pressure cooker and a Foodi Ninja. I love this easy to make recipe. I’m making it for the 3rd time this month. Yes I know its January 1st, I’m tripling the recipe to make for a party tomorrow. I made it twice last month. Definitely a winner!5 stars

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Elizabeth

This was phenomenal! Perfectly cooked, wonderful flavor, and made my parents so happy for their 30th anniversary dinner!
We used a Crockpot Pressure cooker.5 stars

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