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Crème de la Crème Caramel

Crème de la Crème Caramel Recipe

Learn the secrets of the great chefs with this Eagle Brand recipe for classic Crème Caramel. It's no secret anymore... the magic's in the can!

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus baking and chilling time
Preheat To: 300ºF (150ºC)
Serving: 6-8 portions


1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups (425 mL) water
1 can (300 mL) Eagle Brand® Regular or Low Fat Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
Pinch salt


1.  In heavy frypan over medium heat, cook sugar, stirring constantly until melted and caramel-coloured. Pour into 4-cup (1 L) round shallow baking dish, immediately tilting to coat bottom of dish completely.
2.  In medium bowl, beat eggs; stir in water, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Pour through a fine sieve into prepared dish.
3.  Set dish in larger pan (eg. broiler pan). Fill pan with hot water to a depth of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bake in preheated 300ºF (150ºC) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near centre comes out clean.
4.  Remove dish from water bath. Cool. Chill. To serve, loosen side of custard with knife; invert onto serving dish with rim; cut into wedges. Cover leftovers; refrigerate.

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