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May 23, 2012 03:22 AM

What else can I brulee besides creme brulee?

Well, I baked my first creme brulee the other night, and let me say that the custard part is good, but the burnt sugar topping is by far the best thing ever. I have done quite a bit of research trying to find other recipes that use this technique of burning sugar to a crispy state but have come up short.

Does anyone know any other recipes that call for doing this? I mean anything at all that tastes good. I almost want to go buy a bunch of Snack-packs and brulee the tops....... LOL! Thanks in advance for any help.


P.S. - Does the brulee on top not taste just like a campfire marshmallow that stayed over the fire a bit too long?! Amazing flavor.

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  1. you can brulee anything you can put sugar on.

    Particular favourites of mine are sliced bananas, but also savoury things like a soft goat cheese lend themselves to being bruleed. A nice rolled log of goat cheese, slice a few slices, sprinkle a little sugar, and brulee them, put on top of a cracker or crustini and you've got a great snack or something that can be passed around to guests

    you can use the brulee torch for browning any sort of miringue

    bruleed pineapple is great

    and if you were really crazy you can brulee foie gras

    I could come up with more but I'm just about to have dinner, will think of other things while I have dinner :P

    1. My mom makes a baked mashed sweet potato dish with pecans on top, could easily brulee that, and various crumbles could also be bruleed

      i have seen bruleed pears/peaches, and have seen bruleed cappuccinos as well

      the possibilities are endless!

      1. One of the best things in the world is brulee'd breakfast oatmeal. And mixed fruits are wonderful that way.

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        1. re: mamachef

          +1 for the brulee oatmeal. Truly spectacular.

          1. re: mamachef

            Bruleed oatmeal! God help me, I'm practically drooling at the thought.

            HAVE to try that!!

            1. re: mamachef

              I made this today...... It was scary good. I owe you greatly. It was amazing and very easy to get to burn up nicely without hurting the oatmeal!

              1. re: rcbaughn

                "Scary good" and "hurting the oatmeal." Two great phrases, rcbaughn. So glad you enjoyed.

                1. re: mamachef

                  You have no idea just how good it was though mamachef, you offered the best use of brulee I've found and again I thank you for it.

                  My southern raising and the lingo used around here tends to make me say things in a different way though. I wouldn't have it any other way, makes people laugh usually, and I love making people happy. Guess that's why I love cooking so much!

                  1. re: rcbaughn

                    But I DO know how good it is!! I do this all the time!! :)

            2. Wow these all sound amazing! I would've never thought of goat cheese brulee. And I really appreciate you putting thought into it over dinner! I absolutely love this forum, so many great people willing to throw out GREAT ideas!

              And brulee'd oatmeal? Sounds like breakfast in 10 mins. :)

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              1. re: rcbaughn

                you can definitely brulee scallops

                creme brulee french toast with bruleed bananas on top :P

                bruleed cheese cake might work too

                you're making me want a torch now :P

                1. re: TeRReT

                  Cheesecake brulee is OUTSTANDING--I've never made it, but I had it on vacation years ago and remember it vividly. LOVED your goat cheese idea, too!

                1. re: laliz

                  With the sugar On top? Awesome!

                  Joy of Cooking used to have you broil grapefruit. Bruleeing is so much more fun!