Total Time
1hr 12mins
Prep 12 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Bon Appétit January '98. Creamy custards and puddings were big hits in 1997. Pots de crème are typically made with vanilla or chocolate, but these luscious custards have a deep caramel flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 34 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks

Directions

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F Place six 2/3-cup soufflé dishes or 3/4-cup custard cups in large roasting pan. Combine sugar and water in heavy large saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until deep amber, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan, about 6 minutes.
  2. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups cream and milk (mixture will bubble vigorously). Stir until caramel dissolves, about 2 minutes.
  3. Beat yolks in large bowl until foamy. Gradually whisk in warm caramel. Strain into 4-cup glass measuring cup. Divide among dishes. Pour enough hot water into pan to come halfway up sides of dishes. Cover pan with foil.
  4. Bake until custard is just set at edges but still moves in center when shaken gently, about 1 hour. Remove from water; cool on rack. Chill until cold, at least 2 hours. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; keep chilled.).
  5. Beat 1/4 cup cream in small bowl until soft peaks form. Spoon cream into pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1 rosette in center of each custard. Serve chilled.

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