Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme #SpringSweetsWeek

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Deep, dark and delicious, these little Pots de Creme are flavored with Orange Liqueur and Orange Zest, then topped  with a Candied Orange Slice, a sprinkle of Sea Salt and a dollop of Whipped Cream.  It is rich and decadent and an amazing finish to your next in home date night.

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme

We are celebrating Day #3 of Spring Sweets Week........

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa's ProduceAnolonTaylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. We have an incredible giveaway with four amazing prizes and would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Pots de Creme and sponsor gifts

The recipe I am sharing today features Blood Oranges from Melissa's Produce, Vanilla Bean Paste from Taylor and Colledge and Fleur de Sel from Selafina Spices.  Please scroll down past the recipe in this post to enter for your chance to one of the great prize packages that I shared on Monday with my Chocolate One Pan Cake recipe.

Candied Orange Slices

You do not have to serve these wonderful little puddings with a candied orange slice but they are so easy to make and so darn delicious you will be happy you did.

The original recipe called for candied orange peel but I had these gorgeous blood oranges so I decided to candy slices of them instead.    I also swapped out light cream instead of the mixture of milk and heavy cream asked for in the recipe and substituted semi sweet chocolate chips for the chopped bittersweet chocolate.

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme pin

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Yield: 2 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme with Candied Blood Orange Garnish

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme with Candied Blood Orange Garnish

Deep, dark and delicious, these little Pots de Creme are flavored with Orange Liqueur and Orange Zest, then topped with a Candied Orange Slice, a sprinkle of Sea Salt and a dollop of Whipped Cream. It is rich and decadent and an amazing finish to your next in home date night.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 2 HourInactive time: 6 H & 30 MTotal time: 8 H & 50 M


Candied Blood Orange Slices
  • 1 blood orange, peel intact, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. water
Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme
  • 1 1/4 c. light cream (1/2 and 1/2)
  • 1 T. Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 t. vanilla paste
  • 1 t. finely grated orange peel
  • 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 T. sugar
  • Whipped Cream for serving


Candied Blood Orange Slices
  1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Add the orange slices and simmer for about 10 minutes, until slices are translucent.
  2. Remove the slices to a baking sheet, covered in parchment or silicone mat. Bake in a preheated 250* oven for 1 hour. Let cool on baking sheet before removing for use or storage in a plastic container.
Pots de Creme
  1. Combine the light cream, liqueur, vanilla and orange zest into a heavy saucepan. Place over medium high heat and bring to a low boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale yellow, about 2 minutes using a stand mixer.
  4. Whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture and then strain into a 2 cup measuring cup.
  5. Divide into 2 (8 oz) custard cups and place the cups into a baking dish. Add enough hot water to the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the custard cups.
  6. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 40 minutes, until custard is set. Remove custard cups from the water and place into the refrigerator until cooled.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
  8. Garnish with a Candied Blood Orange Slice and a dollop of Whipped Cream


Adapted from a recipe found at Epicurious

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  1. Pots de creme are so elegant and so easy too. I love your flavors here.

  2. Chocolate and orange is such a great combination.

  3. Cocolate and orange sound so good together in this dessert!

  4. I've never made pots de creme before and now I definitely need to. Yum!

  5. Talk about flavor! I love that you used lots of orange. And that Grand Marnier!!! YES!

  6. Perfect for a Mother's Day brunch dessert!

  7. Pots de crème are so delicious. I love the addition of orange in there.

  8. I love pot de creme--can't wait to try a new flavor!

  9. What a delightful and yummy dessert!

  10. This sounds divine! Love the flavor profile!

  11. Chocolate and orange just go so well together. This looks amazing!


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