Pots de Creme Recipe
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Pots de Creme Recipe

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Looking for an easy recipe to make for your sweetheart? Served in pretty, stemmed glasses, this chocolaty custard is sure to set the mood for a special evening.—Connie Dreyfoos, Cincinnati, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the egg, sugar and salt. Whisk in cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Pour into small dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pot de Creme in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p6

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"To My husband is the cook What does that word mean the Egg mean. I've never heard of that term before do you mean remove the ( Roosters part of the egg ) Sorry would not let me submit it with that in my review. or what would like to know. Other than that this is a wonderful dessert. Very rich and smooth. When I have company over I double the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"smooth, delicious, and ridiculously easy to prepare!"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"Delicious & simple - my two favorite things! :)"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I was afraid the serving portion wouldn't be enough for my husband...so I doubled his. Whoops! This is sooo rich. A little bit goes a long way. :)"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"So rich, like fudge on a spoon, I get a spoon full out once a day: ) If the egg cooks, just push through a seive, or strainer."

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