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Grapefruit Creme Brulee

Grapefruit Crème Brûlée Recipe

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This grapefruit crème brûlée recipe is super easy to make using simple ingredients like eggs, sugar, cream, and fresh grapefruit juice. Crisp top and smooth creamy texture that is so amazing everyone will be asking for more. Enjoy this twist on a classic French dessert that is famous around the world...ahh... grapefruit creme brulee.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 people
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons grapefruit juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean pod or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 6 teaspoons turbinado sugar for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • Using a knife, cut the vanilla bean pod in half and scrape out the seeds into a medium-size pot. If your using vanilla extract instead then add it to the pot.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and grapefruit juice and stir.
  • Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally just under the boiling point, the cream will slightly steam and you’ll notice small bubbles at the surface.
  • Remove the cream mixture from the stove and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes, then pass it through a strainer.
  • Add the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk until the mixture turn pale yellow, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the cream mixture in a steady stream slowly into the egg mixture mixing using a whisk until well combined.
  • Fill each of the ramekins almost to the top, just under the rim.
  • Add the filled ramekins into a deep pan, then fill the baking pan with hot water until it reaches half of the ramekins. hot water into a deep baking pan
  • Place the creme brulee in the oven and cook for about 45 minutes. When ready you will notice the custard has set but is still jiggly in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature for 60 minutes. Cover the top of the ramekins with plastic and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve the grapefruit creme brulee, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of turbinado sugar onto the top. If you want the sugar to melt and crisp then broil in the oven for about 45-60 seconds, then allow the sugar to set and crystalize.
  • Serve and Enjoy!!
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