How To Make Maple Pot De Créme With Bourbon Cream

This no-fuss recipe for maple pot de crème can be made up to two days ahead, making it ideal for when you want to have (a special) someone over for dinner. It gets topped with bourbon-infused whipped cream and finished with a dusting of cocoa and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a sweet, salty, smoky ending to your fall meal.

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Maple Pot de Crème with Bourbon Cream
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Learn to make maple pot de crème with bourbon cream.
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Total time: 16 minutes
  • For the Maple Pot de Crème
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • For the Bourbon Cream
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • For Assembly
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  1. Make the maple pot de crème: In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla bean, maple syrup, salt and heavy cream until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly using a rubber spatula, until the mixture has thickened and begins to bubble, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve over a glass measuring cup.
  2. Divide the mixture among 2 small glasses. Chill, uncovered, for at least 2 hours or until the pot de crème has set.
  3. Meanwhile, make the bourbon cream: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the cream and bourbon together until soft peaks form.
  4. To assemble, remove the pot de crème and top with a dollop of bourbon cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Calories per Serving 1,026
Total Fat 86.1 g
Saturated Fat 51.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 654.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 55.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 51.2 g
Sodium 725.7 mg
Protein 9.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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