Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 custard)

Pots de crème are creamy custards served in tiny cups. Make this dessert the night before, and chill until you're ready to serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place eggs in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until eggs are lightly beaten.

Step 3

Combine milk, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally (about 3 minutes). Add vanilla and chocolate; stir until chocolate melts.

Step 4

Gradually add 1/4 cup hot milk mixture to eggs, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in pan, stirring with a whisk to combine. Pour into 8 (4-ounce) ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove ramekins from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Chill 8 hours or overnight.

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