Dolphin Bay Raspberry Crème Brulee

A "berry" enticing twist on traditional creme brulee. Try this raspberry creme brulee for a rich, creamy and fruity taste.

Servings: 6

Cook Time: 3 1/2 hours (including 2 hours of chilling)

Pair With: a dessert wine, like a passito or vin de paille.

Source: Recipe from Executive Chef Maegen Loring of Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa


1 quart heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 cup vanilla sugar, divided
6 large egg yolks
2 quarts hot water
1 pint fresh raspberries


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Place the cream and vanilla bean into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow cream to sit for 15 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean and use a spoon to scrape the seeds from the inside of the bean.  Add the seeds to the cream mixture.  Save the bean for another use.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar and the egg yolks until well blended, and the mixture just starts to lighten in color. Next, add in the cream a little at a time, stirring continually. Place 6 or 7 raspberries on the bottom of six (7 to 8-ounce) ramekins.

Pour the cream mixture over raspberries in ramekins. Place the ramekins into a large cake pan or roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the outsides of the ramekins. Bake just until the crème brulee is set, but still trembling in the center, approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the roasting pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.

Once ramekins are cool, divide the remaining 1/2 cup vanilla sugar equally among the 6 dishes and spread evenly on top. Using a kitchen torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy crust. Allow the crème brulee to sit for at least 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining raspberries.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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