Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Indulge in the decadent delight of homemade creme brulee with a modern twist! Elevating the classic French dessert to new heights, this Instant Pot Creme Brulee recipe promises a creamy custard base and perfectly caramelized sugar crust—all with the convenience of your trusty pressure cooker. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is your ticket to culinary bliss in minutes. Say goodbye to hours of traditional baking and hello to instant gratification. Let’s dive into the delightful world of creamy custard and crunchy caramelized sugar, made effortlessly with your Instant Pot.

Discover the secrets to mastering this beloved dessert with our foolproof Instant Pot Creme Brulee recipe. From its silky smooth texture to its irresistible burnt sugar topping, every spoonful promises a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Perfect for entertaining guests or treating yourself to a touch of luxury, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can whip up a gourmet dessert that rivals those found in the finest restaurants. Unlock the magic of creme brulee in your own kitchen today with our step-by-step guide.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Experience the thrill of recreating a fine dining restaurant dessert right in the comfort of your own kitchen, all thanks to the wonders of the Instant Pot. Gone are the days of reservations and exorbitant prices—now, with just a few simple ingredients and the touch of a button, you can indulge in the luxury of gourmet cuisine at home. Imagine the satisfaction of presenting your guests with a flawless creme brulee, its velvety custard perfectly complemented by a delicate caramelized crust, all achieved effortlessly with the help of your Instant Pot. With this innovative kitchen appliance, the world of haute cuisine is at your fingertips, allowing you to elevate your culinary skills and impress even the most discerning palates with ease. Say goodbye to long waits and limited availability—now, the finest desserts are just a pressure cooker away.

The Best Instant Pot Creme Brulee Recipe 

The process of making creme brulee is a labor of love. But, because of your electric pressure cooker, you are able to pressurize at the right temperature and speed up the cooking process and time. Before you know it, you are de-pressurized and you are ready to torch the top of your mini creme brulees and serve it up. 

Since I am such a foodie, having a deliciously decadent dessert is a real special treat for me.  I speak in food. The way to my heart is with food.  My heart is happy today. I was able to make Instant Pot Creme Brulee and it was AMAZING!

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

What Is Creme Brulee

If you have never had a creme brulee, you might be thinking what exactly is creme brulee. Basically, it is a custard that is made with a few basic pantry and fridge ingredients like eggs, vanilla, heavy cream, and more. You bake it to cook the brulee through, and then the magical part happens once you pull it from the Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

What You Will Love About Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Firstly, there’s the sheer convenience of it all. Gone are the hours spent hovering over a hot oven or fretting about water baths. With the Instant Pot, you’ll have decadent creme brulee ready in a fraction of the time. Then there’s the texture—the creamy custard that practically melts in your mouth, perfectly contrasted by the satisfying crunch of caramelized sugar on top. And let’s not forget about the versatility. Whether you’re craving classic vanilla bean or feeling adventurous with flavors like chocolate or lavender, the Instant Pot allows you to experiment to your heart’s content. Plus, there’s the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve created a restaurant-worthy dessert right in your own kitchen, impressing friends and family alike. In short, Instant Pot Creme Brulee is a culinary adventure waiting to happen—a delicious journey that’s sure to delight every step of the way.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

You top your custard with sugar and then use a torch to create this caramelized coating on top. Then as you use your spoon you break into the top for that crunch next to the sweet and creamy filling. 

I have 4 ramekins (4 ounces) underneath the aluminum foil and one on top. I placed another piece of aluminum foil over the top of this one before closing my lid.  

For another delicious instant pot dessert, you will love my Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake.  How about a delicious Instant Pot Pecan Pie Cheesecake.  OMG! If you love chocolate you definitely want to try Instant Pot Better Than Sex Chocolate Lava Cake.  This makes for an amazing dessert for a special romantic night.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

An Easy And Romantic Dessert, Creme Brulee 

With Valentine’s Day approaching fast, this would be the perfect time to make a dessert like this and stay in. Create a whole romantic dinner and skip the reservations, crowded restaurants and noise, and just stay in. Your significant other will truly enjoy this creme brulee recipe I am sure of it. 

I make this throughout the year, and my whole family jumps for joy when they hear it is on the menu. A nice treat to break up the week for sure. 

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Tips & Tricks to Making Instant Pot Creme Brulee

  1. Consistency is Key: Ensure your custard mixture is smooth and free of any lumps before pouring it into ramekins. This ensures a silky texture in the finished product.
  2. Proper Sealing: Make sure the Instant Pot lid is sealed properly to prevent steam from escaping during cooking. This helps maintain consistent pressure and ensures even cooking.
  3. Natural Release: After cooking, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for a ten minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure. This helps prevent the custards from overcooking or curdling.
  4. Chill Time: Once cooked, allow the custards to cool completely before chilling them in the refrigerator. This helps set the custard and allows for easy caramelization later on.
  5. Patience with Caramelization: When it’s time to caramelize the sugar, be patient and use a kitchen torch for best results. Move the torch in a circular motion to evenly melt and brown the sugar until it forms a crisp crust.
  6. Serve Immediately: For the best experience, serve the creme brulee immediately after caramelizing the sugar. This ensures the perfect contrast between the creamy custard and the crunchy caramelized topping.

Have you ever made a homemade creme brulee? 

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

I had so much fun using the food torch 🙂
Instant Pot Creme Brulee
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Instant Pot Creme Brulee is one of the most decadent desserts you can prepare in your instant pot! It has never been so easy to make this delicious creamy treat.  


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sugar for melting, I used organic sugar and found it burned easier than regular sugar


  1. Put your trivet into your pot and pour in 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. Whisk together eggs yolks, 1/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt.
  3. Add in cream and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
  4. Pour into ramekins (fill just below the top so you do not spill putting into your pot)
  5. Place ramekins on the trivet in your pot. Place a layer of aluminum foil over the top of your ramekins. You can place another few ramekins on top and then repeat placing a layer of aluminum foil over the top.
  6. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and set the timer for 6 minutes.
  7. Natural release for 10 minutes. Finish with a quick release.
  8. Carefully remove the ramekins from the Instant Pot. Refrigerate the creme brulee for at least 2 hours.
  9. After a couple of hours, take the ramekins out of the refrigerator.
  10. Sprinkle the tops with about 1 teaspoon of sugar and use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar.
  11. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers


Adapted from Pressure Cooking Today Creme Brulee in the Pressure Cooker

You can make your creme brulee up to 2 days in advance, and when you are ready to serve take them out and sprinkle with sugar and caramelize it.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Saturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 369mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 14gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

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    1. That is what i believe to be the trivet in that version instant pot. This video was produced by a professional food videographer and her IP brand is different than mine.

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