Orange Brulee Recipe

Looking for the perfect dish to add to your Mother’s Day menu? This recipe is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch, or you can serve it for dessert. It’s elegant, easy, and totally delicious—in under 30 minutes. (It’s also a great way to get kids to eat more fruit!) Ready to get rave reviews? Make this two-ingredient treat!


servings: serves 4

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 2 minutes

total time: 17 minutes


  • 2 large Naval oranges
  • 8 teaspoons granulated sugar


Step 1: Cut the oranges in half, horizontally. Then, use a grapefruit knife, or sharp paring knife to cut around each segment.

Step 2: Evenly sprinkle the sugar on the top surfaces. Use two teaspoons of sugar for each orange half.

Step 3: Use a small kitchen blow torch or the broiler to brown the sugar.

  • If you’re using the torch, simply turn it on medium-high and evenly go around until all the sugar has caramelized.
  • If you’re using the broiler, place the orange halves on a baking sheet, and adjust a rack so it’s directly under the flame. Grill the oranges just until the sugar is brown, (about 2 minutes).

Step 4: Serve with teaspoons, in bowls slightly larger than the orange halves.

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