Maple Pots de Crème

What does fall mean to you, other than the leaves changing color and the days becoming shorter?

I won’t be surprised if the answer is pumpkin. Yes, pumpkin means autumn to many of us.

But it also means cinnamon and nutmeg. Honey and maple syrup. Brown sugar and apples.

It means good food. Home. Family.

Did I say maple??

Maple syrup, of all these ingredients, embodies autumn the most to me. It has the richness of brown sugar and honey, the warmth of spices, the sweetness of apples, the color of pumpkin (somewhat.)

I’m greeting autumn with these ultra-maply, super smooth pots de crème. If you’ve never made pots de crème, you’ll be surprised by how easy to make they are!

Welcome, Autumn!

Maple Pots de Crème Recipe
Adapted from Eggs on Sunday

4 servings
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Place four ramekins in a baking pan.

Bring the cream, maple syrup and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl. Slowly add the cream mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.

Divide the mixture among the ramekins. Fill the baking pan with hot water until it comes halfway up the ramekins.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. Take the ramekins out of the baking pan and cool at room temperature. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


22 Responses to “Maple Pots de Crème”

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    ♥peachkins♥ — 09/30/2010 @ 6:42 am

    This post really gave a "Fall" feel…

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    Indie.Tea — 09/30/2010 @ 8:30 am

    Oo, those sound delicious! And I bet they smelt heavenly and ever-so-perfect for autumn.
    Hmm, I wonder if you can add a burnt-sugar crust to a pot de creme (making it a creme brulee I guess)…

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    Barbara — 09/30/2010 @ 10:31 am

    The perfect fall dessert, Nisrine. I've already copied it. :)
    Maple epitomizes fall so well and I don't think I have ever seen a recipe for a maple Pot de Crème!
    My father adored anything maple; I wish he were still here so I could make it for him!

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    dana — 09/30/2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Hmm, sitting with my laptop and looking out the window at all of the leaves that seem to have come down over night, then reading this is making me wistful. These would be so perfect for today. You're right Nisrene, mapple is so very autumnal.

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    Jennifurla — 09/30/2010 @ 9:02 pm

    never made anything like this, looks fantastic!

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 09/30/2010 @ 11:36 pm

    Indie, pots de creme taste much like crème brulee and would actually be fantastic with a burnt sugar crust.

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    Bria @ West of Persia — 10/01/2010 @ 1:58 am

    Beautiful, Nisrine.

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    A Canadian Foodie — 10/01/2010 @ 3:52 am

    What a beautiful CANDADIAN autumn treat. I love pots de creme and even have the little lidded pots. I am thrilled to have found this recipe from you!
    Big hug,

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    myfrenchkitchen — 10/01/2010 @ 2:16 pm

    Oh fall means to me all the things you named and also…nostalgia, reflection, memories…and I can't think of a better way to indulge than with a recipe like yours on my plate/lap! Lovely and yes…with a hint of Canada…where the colours ARE magnificent this time of year!

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    Angie's Recipes — 10/01/2010 @ 7:16 pm

    I bet it tastes as great as it looks!

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    Lucy — 10/02/2010 @ 11:37 am

    I've never made pots de creme or cooked with maple syrup, but my these look good! Perfect Autumn treat :)

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    Zahra — 10/03/2010 @ 7:29 am

    je découvre ton blog via le blog de pierre qui est simplement remplie de belles recettes pour une gourmande comme moi!!!
    bzz et bon weekend

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    Gillian — 10/03/2010 @ 2:09 pm

    These sound delicious Nis!!! And calorie-free, right? :D

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 10/03/2010 @ 3:19 pm

    ha ha, Gillian. You have to forget about calories while enjoying these :)

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    Mary — 10/04/2010 @ 1:07 am

    That looks delicious! WOW! This has been bookmarked :)

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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    Kerstin — 10/04/2010 @ 2:54 am

    Maple is such a wonderful fall flavor – love this indulgent treat!

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — 10/04/2010 @ 3:03 am

    Yum! Maple syrup is a fall flavor for me too. So are pumpkin and cinnamon and all teh rest, but for me, most of all, fall is for cranberries!

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    azelias kitchen — 10/04/2010 @ 12:37 pm


    you have a lovely blog here….and I'm so jealous of the fact you live in a sunny place! Just had to change my camera lens to the 'low light' lens to try and get the most out of our horrid grey dark winter English days that go on forever!

    Nice photos.

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    Nadji — 10/04/2010 @ 3:54 pm

    Le sirop d'érable doit donner un excellent goût à ces crèmes.
    J'en aurai bien mangé une.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

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    Reeni — 10/04/2010 @ 11:33 pm

    Your maple pots are lovely Nisrine! You are so right that fall is so much more than pumpkins!

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    Eliana — 10/06/2010 @ 6:59 pm

    Nothing beats really good maple syrup. This dessert looks like it would make anyone feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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