Crème Brûlée Pie Recipe

Inspired by McDonald's Crème Brûlée Pie, this is made from layers of golden fried puff pastry and a hot molten center of custard and caramel.




  • 125g Condensed milk (a little less than 1/2 cup)
  • 23g Brown sugar (2 tbsp)
  • 40g Treacle or golden syrup (2 tbsp)
  • 45g Unsalted butter (3 tbsp)
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 37g Granulated sugar (3 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 180ml Whole milk (3/4 cup)
  • 15g Unsalted butter ( 1 tbsp)


  • 4 Frozen Puff pastry sheets
  • Neutral Oil, for frying



  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly
  2. Remove from the heat and place in the fridge to chill completely


  1. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch in a large heatproof bowl and whisk to combine
  2. Combine the milk and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat until steaming
  3. Remove from the heat and pour into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly until smooth
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat over medium-low, whisking constantly until thickened
  5. The mixture should be thick enough to draw lines in it
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter, stir until melted
  7. Transfer the custard to a bowl and cover with cling wrap, pressing the cling wrap onto the surface of the custard to prevent it from forming a skin
  8. Place in the fridge to cool completely


  1. Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and thaw for 5 mins, until slightly softened
  2. Meanwhile, transfer the chilled caramel and custard into two piping bags
  3. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 8 equal rectangles
  4. Cut off the tip of the piping bags and pipe a line of custard and caramel down the centre of 8 rectangles
  5. Top with another rectangle of puff pastry and use a fork to seal the edges
  6. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to chill
  7. Heat a heavy bottomed pot of neutral oil to 200C/390F
  8. Carefully lower the pies into the oil, be careful as they will splatter
  9. Fry three at a time, for 2-3 mins, turning halfway, until golden brown
  10. Place on a wire rack to drain for 5 minutes and enjoy hot!

Keywords: creme brulee, pie, custard, caramel, french, mcdonalds, maccas, puff pastry

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