Chocolate Hazelnut Pots de Crème

Author: Canadian Living

With a hint of hazelnut, this creamy, rich custard in everyone's favourite flavour is an elegant make-ahead dessert.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons almond liqueur
  • 1 dash vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted hazelnut

Method

Place chocolate in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) of the cream just to boil; pour over chocolate and stir until melted.

In separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar; whisk in one-third of the chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate mixture, hazelnut liqueur and vanilla. Pour into six 6-oz (175 mL) custard cups or ramekins; place in 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of cups.

Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until set around edge but still slightly jiggly in centre, about 20 minutes. Remove cups from pan; let cool on rack to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In bowl, whip remaining cream. With piping bag or spoon, pipe onto centre of each serving. Garnish with hazelnuts.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 40 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 536.0
  • Total fat 50 g
  • Cholesterol 323 mg
  • Saturated fat 28 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 36.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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