HIC's Oval Creme Brulee Dishes are specially designed for making creme brulee and other single-serving recipes. Creme brulee, meaning burnt cream, is a rich and creamy custard topped with a delicate layer of caramelized or burnt sugar. Specially designed for use in the oven and under the broiler, HIC's Oval Creme Brulee are the perfect porcelain bakeware for tart shells, mini pies, and mini cakes, baked mac and cheese, mini pot pies and quiche. HIC's Oval Creme Brulees perform beautifully as serveware at every dining occasion, from breakfast to lunch or brunch, for holiday meals, party buffets, even outdoor entertaining. A tradition since 1957, HIC Fine Porcelain Bakeware and Serveware is safe for use in the microwave, oven, broiler, and freezer and won't transfer odors, colors or flavors between uses. These Creme Brulee are dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.