Maple Berry Pots de Créme

by Jenn on July 29, 2009

in Desserts,Gluten Free

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According to Giada, “pots de créme” is French for “pudding”, which is pretty much correct – “pots of cream”.  Pots de créme are baked custards and can be flavored with just about anything, which makes them super versatile.  I personally love the consistency of these much more than your standard pudding, it’s a bit more dense and set, which to me makes it seem very indulgent and rich.  I used Giada’s recipe as a basis for your basic pots de créme, since I saw this on her show just last weekend, and then flavored it with the freshest fruits of the summer right now: blueberries and blackberries.  Instead of sugar, I used maple syrup.  Seriously, what can go better with blueberries and blackberries than maple syrup?  It’s the perfect way to bring classic New England traditions together in a sophisticated French dessert!

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Jessica July 29, 2009 at 3:41 am

You seriously take the most beautiful pictures! This looks delicious!!

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Woman With a Whisk July 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Wow. Beautiful, as always, and replacing sugar with maple syrup is a great idea. I have a pint of blueberries coming to me in my CSA box this week and I think this would be the perfect way to use them!

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Jill July 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Beautiful picture! What a delicious looking dessert! :)

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zoe August 9, 2009 at 12:50 am

This looks wonderfully creamy and delicious. Great job!

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