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Blood Orange Crème Brûlée

Vegan crème brûlée?! It’s not only possible — it’s delicious

This recipe from Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury uses orange zest as well as juice for a lovely aromatic dessert.

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  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 Cup soy cream
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons egg replacer, mixed with 4 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine (caster) sugar, divided
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated orange zest


Preheat the oven 300 degrees F.

In a saucepan, combine the vanilla, soy cream, and almond milk and stir well.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then immediately reduce the heat to low and simmer for 6 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the mixture thickens.

In a large bowl, combine the egg replacer with the 1/4 cup superfine sugar, then gradually pour in the thickened cream, whisking constantly.

Mix in the orange juice and zest.

Pour the mixture into 4 ramekins and place them in a large baking pan.

Pour boiling water into the baking pan so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Transfer to the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the oven and the water bath and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Just before serving, sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon sugar on top of each ramekin and, using a kitchen blowtorch, caramelize the sugar until golden brown.



Recipe courtesy of Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury, Phaidon 2016, $49.95.