Recipe File: Chocolate Almond Pots De Creme

Written by on January 16, 2014 in Food, Lifestyle - 3 Comments
Recipe File: Chocolate Almond Pots De Creme

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll spend this special day, whether its with your significant other, your family or your best girlfriends. Lucky for you our friend Christina from Proper Hunt has come up with a satisfyingly sweet and indulgent treat perfect to make for your loved ones next month!

“The first time I had a pot de creme, it was magical. I wasn’t sure what to expect even though our waiter described it as a custard-pudding type dessert. And yet, even though his description was right, it was in no way accurate in describing the intensity of flavors from such an unassuming dessert. After that experience, I would always order it wherever it was served because it was such an indulgent treat. Then it dawned on me that it would be such an appropriate dessert to make for Valentine’s Day. It’s got chocolate, it’s absolutely indulgent and it’s French. Doesn’t get much more romantic or perfect than that, right? This particular recipe is so easy to follow and I guarantee you that it will turn out perfectly every.single.time. ” – Christina

Images & recipe by Christina of Proper Hunt.


*Adapted from A Sweet Spoonful. Makes: 2  4-oz servings


-3/4 cups half-and-half
-2.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
-1 tablespoon sugar
-2 large egg yolks
-1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
-1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
-Pinch of salt
-chopped chocolate, to sprinkle on top
-whipped cream, optional


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring half-and-half barely to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add the chocolate and sugar. Stir until chocolate and sugar dissolve into the mixture. Let stand 2 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together egg yolk, vanilla, almond extract, espresso powder and salt. Gradually stir the half-and-half mixture into the yolk mixture, whisking as you combine the two.
3. Place 2 oven-proof cups or ramekins in a shallow roasting pan, and divide chocolate mixture among them. Pour hot water into the pan so it reaches halfway up the sides of the cups.
4. Bake until custards are almost set in centers, about 30 minutes (custards will firm as they cool). Carefully remove cups from hot-water bath and let cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. To serve: top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped chocolate and raspberries.
  • Molly {Dreams in HD}

    pot de creme is one of my favorite desserts but i have never tried making it. i may have to save this as our valentine’s day treat :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • Adventures in Dressmaking

    These are lovely!!! I love grain-free desserts, so rich and healthier–and Paleo-friendly. I’d try this with honey or another unrefined sweetener. Lovely!!

  • Bellenza

    Oh my this is too delicious! Cannot wait to try this one out!

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