Slow cooker creme brulee for two, made in the crockpot and so easy!
Can I interest you in cool, creamy (and crunchy!) creme brûlée that doesn’t require the oven? Of course I can. Do you own a crock pot?
I’ve been looking for ways to use the slow cooker on Dessert for Two for years. Even though I have the smallest model of crock pot that makes meals for two, most of you do not. So I just felt silly developing recipes for you in it. But using a crockpot to make mini desserts for two? OH YEAH. Game on!
I basically took my standard creme brûlée for two recipe, subbed in a vanilla bean for charm, and baked them in a water bath in my slow cooker.
This is the small 4-quart slow cooker that I use and love in my small household.
Slow cooker Creme Brulee steps:
Slow cooker creme brûlée only takes 5 minutes of prep, and 2 hours to cook this way! Consider my mind blown.
The only persnickety thing with this recipe is the foil ring. You can’t set the ramekin directly on the surface. So, take a sheet of foil, about 12″ long or so, roll it up into a worm, and then curl it into a ring. Set each ramekin on one and you’re good to go.
I love this recipe for slow cooker creme brulee, because it basically takes care of itself. It’s a big reward for such little effort. Plus, when creme brûlée comes out of the oven, sometimes you have to play the guessing game–is the wiggle in the middle the right amount of wiggle? (That sounds like a question I ask myself every morning when I’m getting dressed).
The slow cooker cooks the creme brûlée more evenly than the oven–the entire custard will be set when its done. I love that.
Since this recipe uses 3 egg yolks, be sure to check out my recipes to use leftover egg whites section!