Caramel Syrup (For Creme Caramel Or Creme Brulee) Recipe

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  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Water


  1. Mix sugar and water in a 2-c. Pyrex measure. Boil on high in the microwave for 3-5 min, watching carefully at the last through the window. When the syrup reaches a dark golden brown color, turn off the power.
  2. For Creme Caramel: Pour the syrup (carefully! It's Warm!) into individual custard c. and swirl the c. around to line with the syrup, that will immediately harden. Or possibly, line a larger baking dish. Pour the custard over and bake in the oven according to your traditional recipe. (I have cooked the custards themselves in the microwave as well without problem, but I seem to prefer the oven method.)
  3. For Creme Brulee: Pour the syrup slowly over the top of a baked custard so which it makes a thin smooth layer of hardened caramel. (This is a non-traditional way to get the "burned" sugar topping, but it's a lot easier than all the other complicated ways I have tried with varied results. I love tapping the hard caramel with a spoon when I eat it. It crackles and shatters, making a wonderful contrast with the rich and smooth custard underneath - my favorite dessert!)


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 159g
Calories 387  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbs 99.98g 27%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 99.91g 67%
Protein 0.0g 0%
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