Pot de crème

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Pot de crème
Custard Dessert.jpg
Course Dessert
Place of origin France
Main ingredients eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk; vanilla, chocolate or other flavouring

Pot de crème (/ˈpdəˈkrɛm/ POH-də-KREM; French: [po də kʁɛm]),[1] plural pots de crème (pronounced the same), is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century. The name means "pot of custard" or "pot of cream", which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served.[2] It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.

Pot de crème is made with eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and a flavor, often vanilla or chocolate. The milk and cream are heated and flavored, then mixed into the whisked eggs and egg yolks. The mixture is strained and poured into cups, which are then baked in a water bath at low heat; sometimes prepared without milk and frozen.

In popular culture[edit]

Pot de crème is mentioned and eaten in "Red Herring" (4 March 2010), an episode of The Mentalist whose plot involves poison and a group of chefs.