Creme Brûlée Cheesecake

September 6, 2013

I know, right?
Two of the yummiest things combine forces and make a super yummy (and easy) dessert! When I saw this on pinterest I had to try it out. I am a sucker for anything creme brûlée. After Ster and I were first married I kind of got obsessed with it and tried to perfect it.. Like I'm talking probably over 10 batches of it in a week span..

That was such a good week.

Here's the recipe:

The Crust:
9 whole graham crackers
1/4 cup butter - softened

The Filling:
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese - room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp salt

Brûlée topping:
1/4 cup sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
 Line a square baking dish with aluminum foil {makes for the easiest clean up}

^In a bowl or food processor, grind up the crackers until they are fine. Add your butter until its incorporated and the crumbs are moist^
^Press to the bottom of the baking dish and throw it in the oven for about 8 minutes. Then, take it out and let it cool. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees^

^Next, whip the cream cheese until its smooth^

^Add your sugar, eggs, vanilla paste and salt^

^Combine until smooth and delicious looking^
^^Look at those dang vanilla beans.. Mmm^^

^Wait until your crust has cooled and pour the cream cheese mixture into your baking dish. Bake until the cheesecake is set but still a little jiggly in the centre {about 45 minutes}^
Remove from oven and let it cool down - completely. Cover it and chill it until its firm.
At this point cut it up into squares and sprinkle the tops with a generous portion of sugar. Torch the tops until it turns a deep amber colour. Refrigerate and serve.

*note there are no pictures of the finished product? Once it was cooled {or should I say once it was cool enough for us to get our hands on it} and then brûléed we dug right in {at 11pm}.. It was almost devoured by the time I thought to take a picture of it.*

This is a super simple recipe and it tastes delicious. The Brûlée top pushes it over the edge from being just a yummy moist cheesecake. That bit of crunch from the sugary top adds just the right touch. Try it out and let me know what you think!


  1. That sound amazing! My most favorite desserts combined into one! Have you perfected creme bruleé yet? I would like to know how


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