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Chocolate Lover's Custards Recipe

Chocolate Lover's Custards Recipe

Just one spoonful of this custard, and you’ll be hooked and request it for every special occasion. Smooth and rich in taste, it’s a dessert staple for anyone fond of chocolate.—Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 ounce white baking chocolate, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, heat cream and sugar until bubbles form around sides of pan. Add white chocolate; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks; stir a small amount of hot cream mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
  • 2. Transfer to eight 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place in a baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until centers are just set (mixture will jiggle). Remove ramekins from water bath; cool for 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 3. Working one at a time, spread bittersweet chocolate over each custard. Immediately place drops of white chocolate over the top and swirl with a toothpick. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 519 calories, 43 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 260 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.