crème brûlée

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

Definition of crème brûlée

: a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

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The best moments are courtesy of Dorota, who is adorable playing with that little torch tool that people use to make creme brulee and then gets proposed to. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Every Single Episode of Gossip Girl, Ranked," 19 Sep. 2018 Steak 48: Easter brunch will feature filet mignon and fried egg, Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp mac and cheese, corn creme brulee and iced Alaska king crab legs in addition to appetizers, salads, Champagne, fresh juices and other sides. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "50-plus Easter brunch spots in Chicago and suburbs," 20 Mar. 2018 The weekly Sunday brunch includes dishes such as creme brulee french toast, chicken & waffles, and more. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Get those Mother's Day restaurant reservations made," 2 May 2018 Open for breakfast and lunch, the restaurant serves biscuits and gravy, creme brulee pancakes, burgers and salads. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "31 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in April, chains and independents," 1 May 2018 Menu items include quiche lorraine with bacon, Pleasant Ridge cheese and arugula salad, and brioche French toast with creme brulee batter, oranges and Grand Marnier syrup. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 Share a creme brulee with raspberry framboise preserved rhubarb and raspberry crumble ($13) with your date or your friend to end the outing on a sweet note. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Walk the 606 then Mindy's Hot Chocolate," 30 June 2017 Doughnut flavors include creme brulee, pineapple basil, Coconut Snowball (filled with coconut pudding, topped with coconut icing and dusted with coconut flakes) and maple bacon bar. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "North Carolina biscuit & doughnut chain plans Kansas City, Lawrence locations | The Kansas City Star," 18 Apr. 2018 Smaller portions of the chocolate mousse on crunchy hazelnut prailine and creme brulee share a plate with a single macaron. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Combination of French, Southern cuisines at Tartine est délicieux," 23 Mar. 2018

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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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crème brûlée

noun

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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