crème brûlée


crème brû·lée

noun \-brue-ˈlā, -brü-\

: a sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with a hard top of cooked sugar

Full Definition of CRÈME BRÛLÉE

:  a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

Origin of CRÈME BRÛLÉE

French, literally, scorched cream
First Known Use: 1886

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