Origin of crème brûléeFr, literally , burnt cream
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").