A delicious looking creme brulee.
An example of crème brûlée is vanilla custard served with a thin, hard crust of burnt sugar.
Origin of creme bruleeFrench, burnt cream : crème, cream + brûlée, burnt, feminine past participle of brûler, to burn.
(plural crème brûlées or crèmes brûlées or crèmes brûlée)
- Concerning plural forms: crèmes brûlées follows the French plural, which requires that the adjective (brûlée(s) (“burnt”)) agree in number with the noun it modifies (crème(s) (“cream(s)”)); crème brûlées treats the phrase as a headless English noun, regularly suffixing -s to form its plural; whereas crèmes brûlée retains the nominal head, forming a plural by suffixation of the noun, per English grammar.
(plural creme brulees)
- Alternative spelling of crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e.
French crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e (“burnt cream").