Get ready to bring a French-inspired flare to your breakfast table with this easy and delicious crême brûlée donut recipe. These delicious pastries are baked in the oven and topped off with a crunchy caramelized sugar topping, making them the perfect indulgent morning treat.
Before you start baking your crême brûlée donuts, make sure to have all the necessary ingredients on hand. This recipe requires regular-sized donuts (plain or glazed), butter, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract. Once you’ve got all the ingredients ready, let’s get baking!
To make the crême brûlée filling, mix together butter, brown sugar and heavy whipping cream in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once the mixture is combined, add in your desired amount of vanilla extract for flavour. Allow this mixture to simmer for about 3 minutes before taking it off the heat. After allowing it to cool for 5 minutes, start spooning this brûlée filling into each donut until fully filled and ready to be torched! Carefully torch the tops of each donut until the sugar caramelizes and turns golden brown. Serve immediately with some freshly brewed coffee or tea and get ready to indulge!
Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes. In a medium-sized pot, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Take one of the donuts and cut it in half. Use a pastry bag or spoon to fill each donut with a dollop of crème brûlée filling. Carefully place the filled donut halves into the hot oil (taking caution as not to splash yourself) and fry until they are golden brown in color. Remove from the pot onto paper towels to drain off excess oil and finish cooling. Enjoy your freshly made crême brûlée donuts!
Once the doughnuts have been fried and cooled, they should be sprinkled with a layer of granulated sugar. Use a kitchen torch to melt the sugar until it is brown and evenly caramelized. Allow the torched sugared donuts to cool, then serve! While crême brûlée donuts may sound like an involved process, these delightful treats can be made in just about 45 minutes. Plus, your friends and family will love these sweet creations, making them an ideal homemade dessert for any occasion.
Now that the crême brûlée donuts are ready for their flourish, use a cooking torch to caramelize the sugar topping. Make sure to hold the flame a few inches away from the donuts and move it around in circles till an even brown color appears on top. Serve at room temperature or warm up in a 375°F oven for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! Making crême brûlée donuts is a fun and delicious way to upgrade the classic crême brûlée. The donuts have all of the familiar flavors you’d expect, with a crunchy, caramelized sugar topping that adds an extra touch to the classic dessert. To make them, all you need is pre-made or homemade donuts, custard-style pudding mix, sugar,
and of course, a cooking torch. The most important step when making these donuts is to get the cream center just right - too firm and they’ll be dry after being in the oven; too loose and they won’t hold their shape once cooled. Once you’ve perfected your cream filling and torched the glass-like topping on your donuts, it’s time to enjoy!