crème caramel

crème car·​a·​mel | \ -kä-rə-ˈmel How to pronounce crème caramel (audio) or see caramel \

Definition of crème caramel

: a custard that has been baked with caramel sauce

Examples of crème caramel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classic doughnuts are jelly, chocolate or creme caramel flavored. Jennifer Hassan,, 25 Oct. 2019 Momed in Atwater Village will offer a special à la carte menu featuring baharat beef & hummus ($12.50), Moorish Pacific white shrimp ($14.50), persimmon & pomegranate salad ($16.50), and cardamom creme caramel ($10.50). Julie Giuffrida,, 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of crème caramel

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème caramel

French, literally, caramel cream

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The first known use of crème caramel was in 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of crème caramel

: a sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered in a caramel sauce


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