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What to Serve with Crème Brûlée? 7 BEST Side Dishes

Alright, team, here’s the scoop. We all love a good Crème Brûlée, right? Its silky texture, that crispy top–absolutely unbeatable. Now, we’ve all been there, scratching our heads, wondering what on Earth goes well with this dessert masterpiece.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. One time, I served potato chips with it. Sounds crazy, huh? Well, it was surprisingly awesome.

In our quest, we’ve uncovered 7 side dishes that will make your Crème Brûlée sing. And not just the usual suspects. We’re talking about turning the ordinary into extraordinary.

Ready to elevate your dessert game? Stick with us. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve that you’re going to love.

Why Consider Serving Side Dishes with Crème Brulee?

why consider serving side dishes with crme brulee

Creme brûlée is one of those fancy-sounding desserts that are actually so easy to make.

Think about all the fabulous flavors you can try, like classic vanilla creme brûlée, salted caramel creme brûlée and Lime creme brûlée.

You can pair it with a variety of fruits, sweet or savory snacks, biscuits and pastries.

Making crème brûlée is super easy and quick and it serves as light desert that sits not so heavy in your stomach after a full meal.

Whichever recipe you choose, your friends will be impressed with the amazing taste of crème brûlée.

What to Serve with Crème Brûlée? 7 BEST Side Dishes

1. Brownies


It is a nice luxury to have a dessert that can be made in 10 minutes, and be as delicious as these Crème Brûlée Brownies.

There’s no need to wait for the brownies to cool, and no need for special ingredients.

You’ll never want to have another dessert again once you’ve had these Crème Brûlée with Brownies.

The creamy custard brûlée, either as a topping or a side dessert complements the chocolatey brownie base perfectly, creating a truly delicious dessert.

Just mix up the ingredients in one bowl, bake it and top the brownie with the crème brûlée topping.

It’s so fast and easy.

2. Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate

If you love chocolate, you will want to try this amazing recipe for dark chocolate and salted caramel crème brûlée.

We pair it with vanilla sugar and more and you just get hooked up with pairing.

This amazing dessert is made with the simplest of ingredients and is quickly whipped up.

This luxuriously rich and creamy dessert pairs perfectly with a buttery shortbread biscuit.

This rich chocolate custard is topped with a layer of crunchy vanilla sugar that makes for a satisfying contrast in textures.

The silky, rich texture of this chocolate creme brûlée will have you licking your spoon.

3. Candied Peaches

candied peaches

Take your creme brûlée to the next level with this ultimate peaches’ version.

This crème brûlée with caramelized peaches is an easy and elegant way to enjoy the best of fall fruit while it’s still around.

It’s a summer dessert so light that you’ll feel guilty not eating it.

The perfect balance of smooth, rich vanilla custard and bubbled, caramelized sugar is topped with peaches, cinnamon & crunchy pistachios.

This side dish is a quick-to-make dessert and requires only basic crème brûlée ingredients to prepare.

It is a must in cocktail parties and dinners and will have your guests requesting for more helpings.

4. Macaroons


Making a creme brûlée is just as divinely inspiring as taking the first bite.

Now you can experience all of that and more with these sweet macaroons.

What could be better than a bite size creme brûlée – it’s delicious, and only a few bites so you won’t feel too guilty about extra calories.

Filled with the flavors of your favorite creme brûlée and topped with caramelized sugar, these macaroons will be the talk of any party.

So simple to make yet so impressive, you may not want to share these vanilla creme brûlée macaroons at all.

5. Fresh Fruit and Granola Yogurt

fresh fruit and granola yogurt

If you love crème brûlée, you’re going to go nuts for this in-between dish.

It has all the flavor of the traditional dessert but with a yogurt base that is much lighter and healthier.

It is an ideal dessert for most parties and gatherings.

Smooth, silky creme brûlée makes a light and delicious breakfast when topped with fresh fruit and crunchy granola.

Though it looks rich, smooth and dense, the creaminess comes from plain Greek yogurt instead of whipped cream or custard, making this dish lightened-up and perfectly portioned.

This is an easy-to-make dish with little to no special ingredients required.

6. Rice Pudding

rice pudding

A rich, creamy rice pudding topped with crisp caramel – perfect for any dinner party and super easy – to – make.

This creme brûlée rice pudding combines a tasty pudding with the traditional crispy caramelized sugar topping creating a truly spectacular treat.

This dessert is super creamy and perfectly sweet.

Your friends won’t believe it when you tell them it’s healthy.

Just a perfect ending to any meal in cocktails, parties, dinners or gatherings.

The elegant, ultra-rich dessert is flavored with vanilla bean and cardamom, making each creamy spoonful a delicious delight.

7. Key Lime Cheesecake

key lime cheesecake

Creme brûlée is an elegant dessert while cheesecake is a casual one, combining the best of both worlds into this delicious key lime creme brûlée.

A rich and tart key lime cheesecake is baked into the center of classic creme brûlée.

This is a great dessert for entertaining since it needs to be made early in the day then chilled.

The process is as simple as it can be.

Just prepare a mouthwatering cheese cake with lots of savory cheese in the middle and pair it up with the all-time favorite crème brûlée to make a dessert for parties and outings.


Creme brûlée is both a classic dessert and a perfect ending for any meal.

And it’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Bring color to your next dinner with any of these 7 amazing side dishes with crème brûlée.

From the classic blend of savory and sweet, to more experimental flavors, you will find inspiration in this guide.

These recipes all use crème brûlée as a main ingredient, and include advice regarding how to utilize them.

The possibilities are endless with crème brûlée, so experiment and have fun.

What to Serve with Crème Brûlée? 7 BEST Side Dishes

Looking to enhance your crème brûlée experience? Search no further! We've assembled a list of the 7 best side dishes that will perfectly complement the luxurious texture and flavor of crème brûlée.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Brownies
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Candied Peaches
  • Macaroons
  • Fresh Fruit and Granola Yogurt
  • Rice Pudding
  • Key Lime Cheesecake


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  • Organize your ingredients and utensils.
  • Follow the detailed instructions in the recipe to make your side dish.
  • Prepare and serve for delicious meal!
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