Chocolate Pot De Creme

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


Makes 12 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 ounces)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 214
Fat 19.7 g
Satfat 12.1 g
Monofat 5.9 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Calcium 31 mg


1 1/2 cups heavy cream
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other flavored liqueur (see above)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
2 tablespoons orange zest


1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and egg yolks until chocolate has melted. Stir in Grand Marnier. Set aside until just warm.

2. Stir in butter until melted (mixture will be very thick).

3. Divide the mixture among 12 small glasses and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2-4 hours or up to overnight). Garnish with 1/2 teaspoon zest. Serve.

Rori Trovato,


September 2011