Italian Dessert

How to make Creme Caramel Dessert

Here is the creme caramel dessert best recipe. Creme caramel is a custard that has been baked in a Caramel-coated mold.

When the chilled custard is turned out onto a serving plate it is automatically glazed and sauced with the caramel in the mold.

In Italy it is known as Crema Caramella, and in Spain as Flan.


SERVINGS: Serves 6


  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh Raspberries or Strawberries, (optional) 



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.
  3. Continue cooking an additional 4 minutes or until golden.
  4. Immediately pour into 6 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray, tilting each cup quickly until caramelized sugar coats bottom of cup. Set aside.
  5. Beat eggs and egg white in a medium bowl with a whisk.
  6. Stir in milk, vanilla, ⅔ cup sugar, and salt. Divide the mixture evenly among prepared custard cups.
  7. Place cups in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cups from pan.
  9. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  10. Loosen edges of custards with a knife or rubber spatula.
  11. Place a dessert plate, upside down, on top of each cup; invert onto plates.
  12. Drizzle any remaining caramelized syrup over custards.
  13. Garnish with raspberries, or strawberries, if desired. 




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