This delicious twist on a classic is the perfect dessert to impress your guests with.


  • 700ml heavy cream

  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 6 large egg yolks, room temperature

  • Zest of 2 oranges

  • 4 tsp sugar extra

  • 250g mascarpone

  • 100ml double cream

  • 1 tbsp icing suagr

  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 150C. Place the cream into a medium saucepan along with the split vanilla bean and orange zest. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Remove and set aside while you prepare the eggs.

  • 2.

    In a large mixing bowl, place the egg yolks and the caster sugar and beat using electric beaters until thick and doubled in size. Still beating, add a third of the hot cream and combine. Pour the egg mix back into the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon. Scoop any foam that has formed from beating from the top of the custard. Strain into a heat proof jug. Divide into 4 dishes and place into a deep baking dish. Pour boiling water into the pan to reach half way up the sides of the dishes

  • 3.

    Cover tray with foil and place into the oven for 40-45 minutes until the creme brûlée is just set and still wobbling in the centre. Remove from the water and all to set in the fridge overnight.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle each dish with a teaspoon of sugar and using a blow torch, caramelise the top (you can also do this under a very hot grill).

  • 5.

    To make the mascarpone, place the mascarpone into the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attached. Whip for 1 minute until smooth. Add cream, sugar  and orange blossom water and gently whip until soft peaks form.

  • 6.

    Serve a generous spoon of cream alongside each creme brûlée.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1152kj
  • Fat Total 103g
  • Saturated Fat 61g
  • Protein 12g
  • Carbohydrate 48g
  • Sugar 44g
  • Sodium 325mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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