Best Gourmet Fall Dessert – Creme Brulee Three Ways


No matter what time of year it is, we love dessert. For the past few months, that mostly meant summer treats like vanilla ice cream or key lime pie. Fall has arrived though, and now our cravings have changed toward flavors like pumpkin, maple, and caramel. There’s no gourmet fall dessert quite like creme brulee though, and luckily, it’s easy to make!

And what’s not to like about creme brulee? It’s blend of rich flavors and velvety textures are delightful this time of year. In fact, the only thing better than eating a gourmet fall dessert like creme brulee is having different fall flavors to choose from. Plus, you get to use a blowtorch which is always fun!

Tom 3 Creme Brulee Gourmet Fall Dessert Recipes

When it comes to making a delicious gourmet fall dessert, nothing will impress your friends like making your own creme brulee. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite recipes.

#1 Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin desserts. You may get sick of all the pumpkin spice products on the market, but we promise, this recipe is not to be missed. It may be heavy on the calories, but if you’re going to eat gourmet fall dessert, you might as well go big!

Ingredients include:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granular sugar

Make sure to operate the browning torch properly and in a safe environment. You can also use your oven’s broiler to heat the sugar on top of each cup. Click here for full recipe.

gourmet fall dessert

#2 Maple Bourbon Creme Brulee

Name something maple-flavored that isn’t delicious. Go ahead, I’ll wait.  Whether it’s a fresh, still-warm maple bar from the donut shop or gooey Vermont syrup on a stack of pancakes, we can’t resist anything maple, including creme brulee. Try out this twist on a classic recipe. Click here for full recipe.

Ingredients include:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons fine granulated sugar

This recipe serves six and will be a hit at any Autumn party or as a holiday dessert. Cut the recipe in half to make a few personal servings for when your sweet tooth starts acting up.

fall creme brulee flavors

#3 Salted Caramel Creme Brulee

I’m not sure if Starbucks actually came up with salted caramel, but we can definitely thank them for making it such a popular flavor. And what better gourmet fall dessert to give the salted caramel spin to than creme brulee? This is definitely one to hold onto for the future. Click here for full recipe.

Ingredients include:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Vanilla sugar for topping

Be careful with these yummy fall desserts! Not because of the browning torch, but because these salted caramel creme brulees are seriously addictive. Just be sure to pace yourself, and you can thank us later.

Oh, and be careful with the browning torch, too.

salted caramel creme brulee

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