There’s something about an elegant dessert that gets you every time. You can’t turn down a pretty pots de crème if you have the chance to indulge, but crème brûlée holds the top spot in your heart. While it may not be the easiest dessert to whip up in your own kitchen, there are plenty of ways to enjoy more crème brûléewithout having to get a culinary degree. We’ve rounded up some easy dishes that range from eye-catching crème brûlée cheesecake to donuts that will change your life (guaranteed). Scroll down for 17 recipes that will take your crème brûlée to the ramekin and beyond.


1. Brie Crème Brûlée Crostini: Crostini is a menu must-have at any respectable dinner party. Once you introduce Brie brûlée into the mix, your guests will go *absolutely* wild. Serve with a drizzle of honey for a touch of extra sweetness. (via Foodness Gracious)


2. Crème Brûlée Brownies: Any way to spice up your favorite brownie recipe is a welcome change from the norm. Pour a light layer of custard over the top along with a sprinkle of sugar to get that classic crackly crunch. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

choco creme brulee

3. Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée With Vanilla Sugar: Chocolate lovers don’t need to hate on crème brûlée any longer. This version is creamy, indulgent and perfect for a romantic date night in. (via Half Baked Harvest)

creme brulee cheesecake

4. Crème Brûlée Cheesecake: If you’ve ever thought something was missing from your cheesecake, it was probably a crisp caramel topping. Once your fork pierces that sugary layer, you’ll never go back to regular cheesecake again. (via The Food Charlatan)

creme brulee cookie bars

5. Crème Brûlée Cookie Bars: This sugar cookie-meets-crème brûlée dessert is a universal treat that will appeal to foodies and picky eaters alike. They may take a little longer to make than your average cookie bar, but they’re so worth the wait. (via Tablespoon)

Creme Brulee Doughnuts (3)

6. Vegan Crème Brûlée donuts: Don’t worry if you don’t have a hand torch at home or you’re not comfortable cranking your oven up to broiling levels. Homemade caramel can give a similar effect to the caramelized sugar of crème brûlée. Serve these to vegans or meat-eaters and no one will know the difference. (via How to Philosophize With Cake)

Creme Brulee Stuffed Strawberries Sprinkle Bakes 5

7. Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries: And the award for cutest dessert goes to… Seriously, these *may* be the most adorable treat ever. You’ll definitely get everyone talking when you bring these out, so be prepared with an extra stash ready to go. (via Sprinkle Bakes)


8. Crème Brûlée Cookie Bars: Think of these like a vanilla and white chocolate brownie with a crunchy crème brûlée-inspired topping. The genius part is using toffee bits as a quick alternative to a flame and granulated sugar. (via Crazy for Crust)


9. Crème Brûlée French Toast: Literally nothing sounds better on a Sunday morning than a thick slice of brioche soaked in custard, topped with sugar and set on fire. Now hand over the mimosas and no one gets hurt. (via Smitten Kitchen)


10. Crème Brûlée Macarons: Don’t worry — you don’t have to roll every macaron in sugar and torch each one individually. Prepare a tray of set caramel and break it until you get tiny bits of burnt sugar to decorate and flavor your cookies with. If a show-stopping dessert is what you’re after, then look no further. (via Every Nook and Cranny)


11. Crème Brûlée Bars: All it takes is a little cornstarch to turn a standard crème brûlée custard into a thicker and sliceable consistency. Bake on top of a cookie crust layer and finish with the obligatory fire show for a sweet treat that will amaze. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)


12. Crème Brûlée White Hot Chocolate: It was nice knowing ya, Starbucks. When you can make something like a crème brûlée hot chocolate at home, there’s no point in trekking to your closest coffee shop for your fix. Pin this one for the holidays so you never have to leave the house in the snow. (via Sugar Hero)


13. Crème Brûlée Cupcakes: Vanilla bean gives these cupcakes and the pastry cream frosting a one-of-a-kind flavor. Whoever’s getting these for their birthday must be pretty darn special. (via Everything Emmy)


14. Eggnog Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Bars: Come Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’ll be so glad you have this recipe at your fingertips. The crunchy topping is a perfect contrast to the rich eggnog cheesecake and buttery graham cracker crust beneath. (via Le Petit Eats)


15. Crème Brûlée Crepe Cake: If there’s anything more French than this crème brûlée crepe concoction, then we’d like to know what it is. Once you get through making the 20 crepes needed, assembling the cake is a snap. (via The Baker Chick)


16. Red Velvet Crème Brûlée Brownies: Sexy red velvet + sexy crème brûlée = one HOT brownie. Try these out for Valentine’s Day and you’ll definitely be winning the heart of somebody. (via Peas and Peonies)

creme brulee muffins

17. Crème Brûlée Muffins: Making a crème brûlée dessert can be as easy as using your favorite coffee creamer instead of milk in your muffins. Add a crumbly streusel topping and your fancy breakfast is complete! (via Chef in Training)

Follow us on Pinterest for more delicious dessert recipe ideas.