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Sugar-Free Crème Brûlée

A crème brûlée that’s ideal as a festive dessert but also as an ordinary dessert. And especially if it’s made without sugar. You can serve it either cold or hot.

Preparation time

20 min preparation time + 40 min cooking time


6 people



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For 6 people
  • 250 ml full cream
  • 250 ml whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80 g Zùsto
  • Extra Zùsto (to make the crispy coating)


  • 6 oven-proof dishes
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 gas burner

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
  2. Pour the cream with the milk into a saucepan. Cut the vanilla stick lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the tip of a knife. Add it to the milk-cream mixture. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the mixture infuse and cool for about 15 -20 min.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with a mixer. Add the Zùsto little by little while you keep mixing.
  4. When the cream/milk mixture has cooled a bit (test with your finger), pour it very gradually into to the egg mixture (make sure it isn’t too hot, otherwise you’ll get scrambled eggs 🙂 ).
  5. Fill the dishes with the liquid batter (+/- 100 g per pot). Put them on a baking tray and place in the oven for 30-40 min (depending on the quantity and size of your dishes). The cream may still wobble a bit when you take it out.
  6. Let the dishes cool completely and store in the fridge.
  7. Just before serving, finish them off with the crispy layer of “sugar-free caramel” :). If you do this ahead of time, the top will no longer be crispy.
  8. Take some Zùsto on a teaspoon and sprinkle it evenly over the top. Make sure the whole top surface is covered with a thin layer. Using a gas burner, melt the Zùsto until the top caramelizes.

Nutritional values

Sugar-Free Crème Brûlée Per 100 g (or per piece of 60 g = a generous 1 cm slice)
Energy (kcal) 361 (217)
Fats (g) 23 g (13.8 g)
Of which saturates (g) 13.0 g (7.8 g)
Carbohydrates (g) 31.3 g (18.8 g)
Fiber (g) 1.1 g (0.6 g)
Protein (g) 6.6 g (4.0 g)



About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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