Flavored Creme Brulee Recipes

Creme brulee recipes come in all flavors, from the vanilla the purists swear by, to an infinite number of infusions and mix-in ingredients. Every one of these flavored creme brulee recipes is delicious in its own way. If you're just beginning to experiment with creme brulee variations, start with the vanilla recipe at the bottom of the list, and then work your way up to bolder and more novel combinations. Enjoy!

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    Creme Brulee
    Lemon Creme Brulee. Rachel Weill/Getty Images
    Bright lemon zest and smooth, rich cream are a match made in culinary heaven in this lemon creme brulee recipe. The subtle, perfumed hint of citrus adds a luscious dimension of flavor to an already delectable dessert. Find the freshest strawberries or raspberries at your market for a beautiful edible garnish.
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    Coffee Creme Brulee. puamelia
    Coffee and its culinary partner, cream, meld together smoothly in this cafe au lait creme brulee recipe. Not overly sweet, the classic after-dinner flavor pairing makes this creme brulee a deliciously mellow dessert offering.
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    Lavender Creme Brulee. avlxyz

    Clean flavored lavender and a hint of vanilla give this lavender creme brulee recipe its signature flavor. The perfume of the flowers is what really gives this special dessert the feel of Provence. Try it with a bunch of lavender from your garden, or your local farmer's market. Make sure to buy only lavender intended for culinary uses.

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    Close-Up Of Creme Brulee
    Creme Brulee. Rebecca Diepenheim/Getty Images

    The combination of hard caramelized sugar atop velvety-smooth, chilled custard is the undeniable draw to this traditional crème brulee recipe. It is a wonderful make-ahead dessert for dinner parties, and guests will love cracking the brittle sugar tops with their spoons. This crème brulee recipe is for purists, as it contains only a touch of vanilla, and no novelty flavorings.

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