crème caramel


crème car·​a·​mel -kä-rə-ˈmel How to pronounce crème caramel (audio)
 or see  caramel
: a custard that has been baked with caramel sauce

Examples of crème caramel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leche flan is the Filipino version of creme caramel. Terry Tang, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 June 2023 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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Word History


French, literally, caramel cream

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème caramel was in 1906

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“Crème caramel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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