Meaning of crème brûlée

crème brû•lée

Pronunciation: (krem" br-lā', krēm" Fr. krem bry-lā'), [key]
— pl. crèmes brû•lées
  1. a custard that has been sprinkled with sugar and placed under a broiler until a brown crust forms on top.
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