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Buttered Popcorn Creme Brulee
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Steeping Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Silky crème brulee is infused with buttered popcorn! You'll love this sweet and salty dessert, with it's crackly caramelized sugar cap!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttered popcorn creme brulee, popcorn creme brulee
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 446 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream and milk in a medium pot and bring to a bare simmer.
  3. Turn the heat down to the lowest setting, add the popped buttered popcorn to the cream/milk mixture, and stir to coat/saturate the kernels.
  4. Allow the cream/milk to steep with the popcorn for 10-15 minutes, then strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a small pitcher or liquid measure, pressing the solids with the back of a spoon or ladle to release as much liquid as possible.
  5. Place the egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl and whip with a whisk until pale in color.
  6. Dribble in a little of the hot popcorn infused cream/milk, whisking, to temper the yolks.
  7. Continue to add the hot cream/milk into the yolks, slowly, while whisking, until completely incorporated, and warm to the touch.
  8. Place four 6-ounce ramekins in a baking dish and pour the custard mixture into the ramekins, dividing the mixture equally.

  9. Place the baking dish with the ramekins in the preheated oven and carefully pour hot water in the baking dish, allowing it to come about an inch up the sides of the ramekins.

  10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the custards are set around the edges but still jiggly in the centers.
  11. Cool completely, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar, and brulee with a torch or under the broiler, until brown and caramelized.

Nutrition Facts
Buttered Popcorn Creme Brulee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 379mg126%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1357IU27%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.