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Pots de Creme Recipe

Pots de Creme Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Pots de Creme

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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 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."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"So rich, like fudge on a spoon, I get a spoon full out once a day: )"

Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"This is heavenly. The first time I made it, I used the thermometer but by the time it got to 160 it curdled. The next time, I didn't use the thermometer and used the spoon. Don't let it boil, is the key. Oh yeah, deboogie the egg first!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"Oh my, decadent little wonder! Easy to make, but sooooo rich!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"so good. so easy. so rich. we all loved it."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"the first time I made this recipe was for company. Both the adults and the kids loved it. It was so rich you only needed a little bit but the kids didn't want to stop eating it. I got several requests for the recipe."

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