Restaurant Recipes

Cheeca Lodge Chocolate Creme Brulee

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Yield: 12 generous servings


  • 15 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Half-and-Half
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • Raw or granulated sugar


  1. Beat egg yolks with the 3/4 cup sugar. Bring Half-and-Half and vanilla bean to boil. Stir a small amount of Half-and-Half mixture into egg yolk mixture, then return to remaining Half-and-Half mixture, stirring well to blend.
  2. Stir in whipping cream. Strain.
  3. Shave chocolate (or use chocolate chips) and place in 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Fill with cream mixture. Place dish in large pan filled half full of hot water.
  4. Bake in water bath at 325 degrees F for 60 minutes.
  5. Coat surface evenly with sugar and broil until sugar caramelizes.


Cheeca Lodge - Islamorada, Florida

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