Maple Berry Pots de Créme

by Jenn on July 29, 2009

in Desserts,Gluten Free


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!