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banana creme brulee

Banana Creme Brulee

This Banana Creme Brulee recipe is to die for. Six simple ingredients is all you need to make this elegant and simple to make dessert that is a must-have in your recipe repertoire.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Refrigerate: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeri Mobley-Arias


  • 1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed, about 3 medium
  • cups heavy cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal brand
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, plus more for topping


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and move oven rack to the middle. Add ripe bananas to a bowl and mash. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add cream, pure vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Whisk, making sure banana is broken up into tiny pieces. Heat over a medium-low flame for a few minutes just until you begin to see steam rise from the mixture. Remove from heat, set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add yolks, salt and sugar. Whisk until light and creamy. Set aside.
  • Sieve mixture over a mixing bowl. Pour in cream mixture and use a spatula to sieve the cream, separating it from the banana. Discard banana.
  • Temper the eggs by stirring in one quarter of the cream into the egg mixture and whisk. Repeat until fully combined. Skim and discard any foam from the top.
  • Place four 6-ounce ramekins into a baking dish then pour mixture into ramekins. Next, pour boiling water in baking dish until water reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 40-50 minutes, checking at the 40-minute mark. Centers should be set, with a slight wobble when you tap the sides. Cool completely on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, top each custard with a teaspoon of sugar. Carefully torch in a circular motion, 4 inches away from the top, until sugar melts and turns an amber color.