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Lemon and White Chocolate Pots de Crème
Lemon and White Chocolate Pots de Crème
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
If you have 10 minutes to spare, that's all it takes (hands-on time) to whip up these beautiful, elegant and super delicious Lemon and White Chocolate Pots de Crème!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Lemon and White Chocolate Pots de Crème
Servings: 10
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 6 ounces white chocolate see Café Tips above in the post
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Limoncello or an equal amount of extra lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest from 1 medium lemon
  • pinch of sea salt or kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F.
  2. Place 8-10 small bowls, ramekins or even small mason jars in a baking pan that's at least as tall as your bowls. I use a 9x13-inch cake pan. Set aside.
  3. Heat the heavy cream in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl till it's just starting to bubble. This will take 2-3 minutes depending on your microwave. Remove cream from microwave and add the white chocolate. Let it sit for 30 seconds, then stir till smooth.
  4. While the cream is heating, combine the egg yolks and sugar. Stir to combine, then add the lemon juice, lemon zest and Limoncello. Stir well.

  5. Very slowly pour the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture while stirring continuously. Once you've added about 1/4 of the cream, you can just pour in the rest. Stir till completely mixed.
  6. Divide the mixture between the bowls in the pan and place in the oven. Slowly pour enough hot water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the bowls. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until pots de crème are fairly set and only wiggle a tiny bit when the pan is gently moved. Set your timer for 20 minutes and check. Bigger containers will take longer to bake. I had 10 small bowls and it took 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips for more detail instructions and tips. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon and White Chocolate Pots de Crème
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.