Dining In 1 minute 10 February 2022

Try This Luscious Crème Caramel by Le Grand Restaurant's Jean-François Piège

When things are a bit hectic, cooking can be a good way to take your mind off things! We asked chefs to share an easy recipe of their choice that can be made at home. Today, discover Jean-François Piège's Crème Caramel.

Makes 6 ramekins

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 7 hours
Cooking Time: 3 hours


For the Salted Butter Caramel:

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 8cl water
  • 6cl single cream
  • 45g unsalted butter
  • 3g fleur de sel

For the Crème Brûlée:

  • 75cl semi-skimmed milk
  • 25cl single cream
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 20cl egg yolks


1. Make the salted butter caramel: put the sugar in a saucepan with 5cl of water and cook until you obtain a caramel.

2. In another pan, boil the cream with 3cl of water to deglaze the caramel: gradually add this mixture, then finish with the butter and fleur de sel.

3. Pour into the bottom of the ramekins and put in the fridge.

4. Prepare the crème brûlée: gently heat half the milk and cream along with the sugar and the split and scraped out vanilla pods.

5. Pour this hot mixture over the remaining ingredients. Leave to cool for 1 hour, then pour the mixture into the ramekins over the caramel sauce.

6. Preheat the oven to 90°C (thermostat 3), then put the ramekins in the oven and cook for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Refrigerate for 6 hours before eating.

Bon appétit!

Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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