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 The current seasonal seven-course fall tasting menu ($160) starts with mushroom soup and ends with Wagyu beef and foie gras nigiri, plus green tea creme brulee. Louisa Chu,, 8 Oct. 2021 Chocolate mousse cake and cinnamon creme brulee are two solid dessert options. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 This week's include banana creme brulee, chocolate vanilla buttercream, buttermilk with sprinkles, PBJ and lemon poppy. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Aug. 2021 This boba shop offers a wide variety of specialty drinks, including ube creme brulee, creamy egg coffee, wintermelon artichoke tea and fresh sugarcane juice. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021 That doesn’t just hold true in the kitchen where cooks can whip up decadent creme brulee or savory chateaubriand using recipes from tried and true cookbooks. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 June 2021 Chicken Piccata with toasted orzo and roasted asparagus was the entree and chocolate creme brulee was served for dessert. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, 9 May 2021 Desserts include Lilikoi creme brulee and Hana banana crisp. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2021 Finish with bourbon creme brulee, key lime pie, or affogato. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021

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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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17 Oct 2021

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“Crème brûlée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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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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