Hawaiian Honey Crème Brulée Recipe

Best creme brulee recipe using honey from Hawaii.

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Honey caramel:

  •  2-1/2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  •  1/2 cup of whipping cream
  •  1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
  •  1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  •  1/4 cup Rainbow Bees Rainbow Blossom Honey

For the crème Brulée:

  • 1/4 cup honey caramel (see above for ingredients)
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  •  2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Additional items:

  • Hot water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Strainer
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To make Honey Caramel:

  • Combine the cream, butter, and salt in a small heavy bottom pot on medium heat.
  • Heat until the salt and butter is dissolved and melted.
  • In another medium-sized pot, combine the Rainbow Blossom honey, sugar, and water.
  • Bring to a gentle ow boil on medium heat, stirring the pot occasionally.
  • Boil the mixture until the mixture is a light amber color.
  • Be careful to not burn the sugary mixture at this point.
  • Reduce your heat to low setting and gently pour in your cream mixture as you whisk constantly.
  • Remove from the low heat immediately and transfer it to a heat-safe bowl.
  • Let cool slightly, roughly 10 minutes, before using it for creme brulée.
  • Store the rest of the caramel in the refrigerator.

To make Crème Brulée:

  • Heat your oven 300° F,  preheating first.
  • Prepare 3 8-ounce ramekins with your baking spray and place the ramekins into a larger oven-safe pan.
  • Heat your heavy cream using a medium sauce pan on medium heat till the cream starts to foam around its edges. Do not boil it.
  • Remove cream from heat and let it cool undisturbed (no mixing!) for  10 minutes.
  • Add in your vanilla extract and caramel sauce.
  • In a bowl, whip caramel and egg yolks until they turn pale yellow and thicken slightly .
  • As you are stirring constantly, add a small amount of your hot cream mix to the egg mixture to temper the eggs.
  • Gradually and slowly add in the remaining hot cream mixture slowly to not "scramble" the eggs.
  • Ensure you mix well between adding the hot cream mixture.
  • Strain the mix through a fine mesh to remove lumps or overcooked eggs.
  • Pour in equal amounts of your custard into your prepared ramekins (8 ounces each).
  • Put the ramekins in rigid baking pans (9 inches or bigger). Fill baking pans with your hot water until it's about halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Bake the custards until they are set but are still jiggly in its center. Check for doneness around 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool on a cooling rack.
  • Once cool enough, cover with plastic cling wrap and put in refrigerator overnight.

To Serve:

  • Mix your cinnamon and granulated sugar in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the mixture generously over the top of each of the ramekins.
  • Use your kitchen torch to melt/caramelize the sugar.
  • Drizzle a very small amount of Rainbow Bees Lehua Honey on top, if desired