no-bake creme brulee recipe

Blueberry Orange No-Bake Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is one of those timeless, elegant desserts that is perfect for any special occasion or holiday celebration. I’ve shared my classic recipe previously and today, I’m sharing an easy, no-bake creme brulee that is bound to become a favorite! It’s an easier way to recreate this delicious dessert at home! This fruity and zesty version is my all-time favorite. Once you try it, you’ll know why I love this recipe and the flavor combination!

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For this recipe, I add a home-made orange blueberry jam into the bottom of each custard cup. It’s easy to make and you can use fresh or frozen berries. This way, you’ll get a bit of berry goodness with every bite! And then for the orange flavor, I add orange zest right into the custard mixture. It’s a great way to add a light hint of flavor that carries throughout the dessert. The combination of the blueberries and zesty orange is mind-blowing!

Have you tried adding a bit of freshly-squeezed lemon juice to your creme brulee? You’ll thank me once you do! That little bit of lemon juice really transforms this dessert and adds that little bit of needed acidity. Allow this no-bake creme brulee to set in the refrigerator for a few hours, or make it the day before and let it set overnight. Add the sugar and caramelize the topping a few minutes before serving. This way, the sugar will stay hard and crystallized. Plus, a blow-torch show in the kitchen will impress your guests!


*Gelatin Alternative: this recipe will also work well with agar gelatin, a plant-based gelatin that is a great alternative to conventional gelatin. Simply add the agar gelatin to the custard while it’s cooking. Reduce the amount from 1 tablespoon to 1 1/2 teaspoons.*

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Looking for the classic creme brulee recipe? Here it is!

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