Definition of crème caramel in English:

crème caramel

Pronunciation /ˌkrɛm ˈkarəməl//ˌkrɛm ˌkarəˈmɛl/

nounPlural crèmes caramel, Plural crème caramels

mass noun
  • A custard dessert made with whipped cream and eggs and topped with caramel.

    • ‘An example of pure caramelization is the well-known dessert crème caramel.’
    • ‘The cool Almendra mousse cake tasted soothingly of oranges, and the crema catalana was a softer, vanilla-custard version of crème caramel, with a comforting glaze of burnt sugar on top.’
    • ‘Another house specialty is the crème caramel, a smooth egg custard properly cooked in a bain-marie, with a generous layer of maple syrup on the bottom.’
    • ‘Bofinger is a shrine to food, staffed by mustachioed waiters in black waistcoats and white aprons, waltzing around the various rooms bearing platters of fruits de mer, wobbling crème caramels, great tureens of bouillabaisse.’
    • ‘Yet there was a dessert; my brother-in-law brought us another box from Cheese Cake Factory, and it had black sesame & cheese crème caramel.’
    • ‘Anyone who thinks love cannot be measured is obviously not in possession of a recipe for a rich, silky crème caramel.’
    • ‘In texture, this dish is somewhere between a bread pudding and a crème caramel, but the most important thing to remember is that it should wobble.’
    • ‘For dessert we tried the flan, a custard similar to crème caramel, served in an individual pot.’
    • ‘We figured it was just an oversight and we were too wimpy to say anything when one of the waiters whisked over, in a sudden display of efficiency, and presented us each with a crème caramel in a plastic container.’
    • ‘An appetizer and a main course would be too much for many people - go for a few of the small starters or make a meal of two appetizers to leave room for desserts like baked apples and crème caramel with marmalade.’
    • ‘There were chocolate cake, chocolate mouse, ice cream, crème caramel, cheesecake and custard puffs.’
    • ‘Go for the ice cream over the more typical crème caramel and crème brûlée.’
    • ‘Our table d' hôtes included dessert, so we chose the crème caramel and the tiramisu.’
    • ‘The crème caramel was among the creamiest I've had and came surrounded by more raspberries and gigantic blackberries.’
    • ‘On three nights at three different restaurants we enjoy the same formula - fish soup, salad buffet, grilled fish and crème caramel, as if we've been caught in some North-African Groundhog Day.’
    • ‘Most table d' hôtes feature mass-manufactured, bland versions of crème caramel and rice pudding, but not Le Poisson Rouge.’
    • ‘Among the desserts is a splendid crème caramel (home-made, of course) or a selection of cheeses.’
    • ‘The Portuguese have not neglected to create some great ways to finish a meal, such as crème caramel and arroz de arizo.’
    • ‘For dessert we shared a deliciously creamy slice of traditional trifle (£3.85 for all puddings) after turning down treats such as sticky toffee pudding, chocolate orange mousse or a crème caramel.’
    • ‘The special also includes mousse or crème caramel with shredded coconut for dessert.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

crème caramel

/ˌkrɛm ˈkarəməl//ˌkrɛm ˌkarəˈmɛl/