Instant Pot 7 Minute Creme Brulee

Real Estate Sales Representative with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty

I have been experimenting with a lot of pressure cooking and sous vide recipes during the holidays. 

I have had the instant pot for 1 year now, and it has changed my life especially on the days where work is swamped.


My favorite recipe from the holiday is definitely trying out making creme brulee in the pressure cooker. All the guests were impressed!

Instant Pot Creme Brulee: Makes 6 servings in 4oz mason jars [or ramekins]

Active time 4 minutes

Cook time 17 minutes

Chill 2 hours


5 tbsp sugar

6 egg yolks

2 cups heavy cream

1 bsp vanilla extract





Whip the yolks and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in heavy cream and vanilla and whip until well mixed. (Tips: Don't whip too much as you can get bubbles. I used a fine sieve to pour the mixture into the 4oz jars.)

Pour mixture into 4 oz mason jars and wrap tightly with tinfoil. It's important to tightly wrap the jars as water from the steam can make the mixture bubble. Place trivet in the pot with 1 cup of water. You can fit 6 jars in the instant pot by stacking them.

Seal and cook on high pressure for 7 mins, and natural release for 10 min, then quick release.

Let cool until room temperature, and chill in fridge for minimum 2 hours to let it set.

Just before serving, add teaspoonfuls of sugar to coat the top and torch till it caramelizes. These can be premade up to one day ahead and keeping the caramelized topping hard.




I did different variations such as salted caramel chocolate creme brulee and pumpkin spice creme brulee. I used all the leftover egg whites for making macaroons and a breakfast frittata.

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and this recipe.

Jan 03, 2018 01:33 PM
Anne Lok

Thank you for the reblog Roy Kelley 

Jan 03, 2018 01:44 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That looks great...I love, love creme brulée.  However, I am not sure I want to buy another appliance for our kitchen...Thank you.  A

Jan 03, 2018 01:54 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Those look like they were made by a professional! Then again, it is sounding like you're becoming or already are an InstantPot Pro.

Jan 03, 2018 05:31 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

So very glad I didn't make any resolutions to lose weight in 2018. I might add one in to have more creme brulee though.

Jan 03, 2018 07:11 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Those sound and look yummy Anne. I love creme brulee! I am hearing so much about Instant Pots these days that I really need to check them out. 

Jan 03, 2018 08:03 PM
Anne Lok

Libby Cousins I use the instant pot a lot. It's been a good return on investment for me and it can pretty much handle a lot of recipes that are usually made in the oven.

Jan 04, 2018 05:43 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Creme Brulee is a particular weakness for me. I try to cut out sweets but for this, resistance is futile.

Jan 04, 2018 05:15 AM
Anne Lok

I understand what you mean Joe Pryor . I told myself I will eat like a monk until the next holiday.

Jan 04, 2018 05:41 AM

Do you use the foil AND the mason jar lid to cook? Can’t wait to try this!

Feb 22, 2020 08:24 AM