crème brûlée

crème brû·​lée | \ -brᵫ-ˈlā How to pronounce crème brûlée (audio) , -brü- \

Definition of crème brûlée

: a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

Examples of crème brûlée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choice of chocolate cake with caramel, or creme brulee with fresh fruits for dessert. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, "Give thanks to local restaurants by letting them prepare this year's feast for you," 12 Nov. 2020 Dessert options include pumpkin pie, creme brulee, chocolate velvet cake and berries and cream. Leeanne Griffin,, "For Thanksgiving dinner, Connecticut restaurants offer in-house, to-go options," 5 Nov. 2020 The menu features butternut shrimp bisque (gluten free), pompano with crabmeat bordelaise sauce, and desserts such as lemon ice box creme brulee. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 The pawpaw can make for an interesting addition in desserts like ice cream, cheesecake, creme brulee or banana bread. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Northeast Ohio pawpaw orchard finds popularity this season," 21 Sep. 2020 For dessert, choose from selections such as pavlova meringue served with fresh fruit, creme brulee and chocolate mousse with hazelnuts. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Bistro 555 restaurant set to open in former Bistro Provence space," 14 Sep. 2020 The gelato is made daily in batches in flavors such as stracciatella, creme brulee and dolce latte. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Can't decide between coffee or ice cream? Here are 13 places for affogato in metro Phoenix," 20 Aug. 2020 Imagine notes of caramel danish, pecan pie or creme brulee lingering in your mouth after a good Kentucky hug. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Creme brulee? Pecan pie? What we tasted in Maker's Mark's special release bourbon," 18 Aug. 2020 On Sunday, Goose and Elder will have their family fried chicken dinner (with creme brulee for dessert), 8 pieces of chicken with big salad and biscuits, mac and cheese and a roll of toilet paper. Polly Campbell,, "Takeout meals that will feed the whole family. Because home chefs need a break," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crème brûlée

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème brûlée

French, literally, scorched cream

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The first known use of crème brûlée was in 1886

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22 Nov 2020

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“Crème brûlée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crème brûlée

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

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