Lemon Honey Crème Brûlée with Raspberries Recipe

This luxurious dessert — which tastes as exquisite as it looks — is surprisingly easy to make.

Honey creme brulee on top of a wooden serving tray with a jar of honey in the background

Is there anything more divine than cracking the crisp, caramelized sugar top of a crème brûlée and savouring the creamy custard within? You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this crème brûlée recipe, flavoured with sweet honey, vanilla bean and lemon zest and served with plump, tart raspberries. Created by Gary McBlain, Amica’s National Director of Culinary Services, this recipe celebrates our partnership with Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company that has installed honey-bee hives at seven Amica residences. Be sure to try our other honey recipes, too!

Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 cups 35% cream plus 1 cup for whipping
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 stalks vanilla bean split and scrapped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon, chopped fine
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • Raspberries to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of 35% cream, the honey and vanilla bean until boiling.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until creamy.
  4. Temper the egg yolks with hot cream and then mix thoroughly.
  5. Add lemon zest.
  6. Fill 4 ramekins with the cream and egg mixture.
  7. Place ramekins on a deep baking tray.  Pour hot water into the baking tray until there is about one inch of water surrounding the ramekins. 
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges are set, but the middle is still wiggling.
  9. Cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
  10. Sprinkle sugar on top of each dessert and caramelize with a butane torch. Garnish with fresh whipped cream and a few raspberries.