PB&J Creme Brûlée

This is the second recipe I created for Project PB&J – a blogger cooking contest in celebration of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day.

When I made my creamy peanut butter for the fluffernutters I decided to make some chocolate peanut butter as well. Why not? 

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There are so many delicious uses for chocolate peanut butter. You can eat it straight up, on toast, in a smoothie, in cookies, or ice cream.

But I wanted something different. Creme brûlée. Yes. Perfect! And another good excuse to use my culinary torch icon wink PB&J Creme Brûlée

Layer the creme brûlée with your favorite jam. Don’t be afraid to put more than you might think necessary. The tartness from the jam does a lot for the creme brûlée.

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This recipe lends itself well to adaptations. Use any nut butter and jam or marmalade you have on hand.

PB&J Creme Brûlée


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • jam or fruit puree
  • broiler safe ramekins*

To Make the Creme Brûlée:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until the sugar has mostly dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring the cream to a simmer. Once you reach a simmer turn off the heat and whisk in the peanut butter.
  3. Start slowly whisking the egg yolk mixture and carefully ladle in a small amount of the peanut butter and cream mixture. Don’t stop whisking! Repeat this process until all of the cream is mixed into the egg yolk mixture.
  4. Place 4 – 8 oz ramekins in a pan and fill the pan with enough water to go halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Spoon about 2-3 tbsp of jam into the bottom of each ramekin. Carefully ladle the peanut butter mixture into each ramekin.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes or until the center is just barely still jiggling. Allow the creme brûlées to cool completely and refrigerate before serving.
  6. To serve: sprinkle granulated sugar over the creme brûlée and torch until caramelized or place under the broiler for a few seconds, until the sugar is melted and caramelized. Enjoy immediately.

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  1. No you didn’t! Yes you did! You totally took my favorite dessert and made it mind blowing. This sounds amazing!

  2. YUM!! Peanut Butter must be on the brain today, I made made pb stuff too :)
    This is such a great idea!

  3. This is genius! I love creme brulee and this looks great!

  4. Oh my. You are brilliant! And PBj Creme Brulee is fun to say, I want to start a chant at my office, but I’m not sure anyone else will go for it :)

  5. Your killing me with these PB dishes! I was watching the travel channel last night and they visited the Peanut Butter & Co store and oh man, all the peanut butter goodies. I’ve been debating since last night if I want to make a grilled PB sandwich for dinner tonight! than you show me a PB creme brulee. Amazing!!!

    • bigfatbaker says:

      Lol I hope you make the creme brûlée! It’s delicious. Ohh man. It’s actually worth making again! And I LOVE the PB&co store! They have the best peanut butter, ever!

  6. I’m back to see what you’ve come up with next for the PB&J challenge, and I’m greatly impressed. This kicks PB&J up so many notches and makes it so elegant. Wonderful!

  7. I’m loving all the PB recipes. The brûlée was fantastic idea I say. :)

  8. Brilliant! I have a serious weakness for creme brulee and cracking that shell, this sounds like a fantastic twist on it :)

  9. Oh this is genius! I love love love creme brulee and this just brings it to a whole new level!

  10. Creative and delicious!

    “Happy Cooking”

  11. How how creative! This takes creme brulee to a whole different level:-) Hugs, Terra

  12. Absolutely glorious.


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