Blueberry Lavender Creme Brulee infuses the essence of lavender and fresh blueberries to form a rich, creamy, delicious dessert.
What is Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee goes by a few different names; burnt cream or Trinity cream. It’s comprised of a rich custard topped with a hard caramel crust. The earliest reference to creme brulee dates back to a 1691 cookbook!
You can serve your creme brulee slightly chilled or room temperature. It really doesn’t matter and we’ve served it both ways.
Why Blueberry and Lavender
For this recipe I was inspired by a Creme Brulee shop at one of our local Farmers Markets. They are no longer around but they offered up several unique variations weekly. Inspiration comes from everywhere!
Have No Fear
Do not fear the brulee. People comment to me regularly how afraid they are to make this dessert. Truth is it’s not so complicated and you can do it!
Always Torch the Caramel
See here’s the thing. I have tried a few times to broil the caramel in the oven. It Does Not Work people. It’s nearly impossible to get the perfect amount of color without burning it to a crisp or even attempt to caramelize the top evenly.
Here’s a few tips to help get you started.
- Make the custard the day before and let sit in your refrigerator. This gives the lavender extra time to infuse the custard.
- A small hand held torch works great for burning your sugar.
- Save some blueberries to add on top when you serve.
- I use small canning jars for my brulee. Allows for me to put a lid on and keep in fridge until ready to use.
- You must temper the eggs. Follow instructions carefully.
- Let the creme brulee cool completely in the refrigerator to set up the custard before serving and bruleeing.
- White sugar is the only sugar you should use for torching.
Looking for more blueberry recipes? Here’s a few popular ones:
- Blueberry Caprese Salad
- Blueberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Blueberry Guacamole
- Cast Iron Blueberry Focaccia
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