5 Caramelized Desserts We Love

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Who doesn't love the delicate, sweet crunch of a lightly caramelized surface? There's nothing like the satisfying tap of spoon on sugar before you make your way into a deep bowl of custard and pudding. A sprinkle of sugar, a light torch or a trip in the broiler; that simple touch makes all the difference.

From the butternut squash creme brulee at Yuba to Casa Mono's creme catalana, here are our five favorite caramelized sweets in the city. Let us know if we've missed any you love!