Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the smooth chocolaty taste of this truly luxurious Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée dessert. With a sophisticated combination of vanilla and rich dark chocolate and topped with caramelized sugar, this romantic indulgence is the perfect ending to a special evening.

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée
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  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bar (4 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces or 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided


PREHEAT oven to 300° F.

PLACE cream, half-and-half and vanilla extract in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.

WHISK egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar in large mixer bowl. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.

POUR mixture through fine sieve into six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in 13 x 9-inch baking dish; fill pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.

BAKE for 40 minutes or until custards jiggle slightly when pan is shaken. Cool custards in water until cool enough to handle. Remove custards from water; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap; continue to refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

PREHEAT broiler. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over tops of each custard. Place custards on baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized (rotate pan as needed to prevent burning). Alternately, tops can be caramelized using kitchen torch. Refrigerate for 2 hours so that the topping can harden and the custard can cool and set.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 27g 42%
  • Saturated Fat 16g 79%
  • Cholesterol 210mg 70%
  • Sodium 25mg 1%
  • Carbohydrates 30g 10%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 2%
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 4g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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