Rice Pudding Creme Brulee

A twist on the famous dessert. This one is a rich rice pudding studded with raisins and finished in the broiler to create a crispy caramelized topping.


2/3 cup water

1/3 cup long grain rice

2 eggs

3 egg yolks


1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup raisins

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup light brown sugar

Honey Tips

Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar

Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


Preheat oven to 300 °
In a saucepan boil water. Add rice and a pinch of salt. Simmer covered 10 to 12 minutes until water is absorbed. Set aside and let cool.
Coat a 9-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl whisk together eggs, egg yolks, honey, salt, raisins and cooled rice. Whisk in milk and heavy cream. Pour into prepared pan.
Set custard pan in a larger baking pan and fill with hot water to reach half way up sides of custard pan. Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until pudding is set and firm. Cool slightly on a rack. Cover and chill.
Remove custard from refrigerator once chilled. Pat top dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top. Place custard pan in a baking dish filled with ice. Broil top of custard until golden. Watch closely. This will happen very quickly!
Serves: 6-8