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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Chocolate Pots De Crème

I love this recipe!!  It is so easy, rich and delicious!  The best part is the fact that you can make it ahead.  You also don’t need very much because it is so rich.  I make fresh whipped cream for this one and don’t add any sugar or vanilla so it can enhance the chocolate.  Just get a pint of heavy whipping cream and let your mixer go on high.  It goes faster if you put your bowl and the beater in the freezer for a few minutes before mixing.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 2 hour and 15 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Eggs

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(6 oz.) package real semi-sweet chocolate chips
tablespoons sugar
cup coffee
teaspoon vanilla, rum or brandy extract
Whipped cream, optional


Pulverize chocolate chips in a blender or food processor. Stop blender once or twice to scrape sides.

Put coffee, sugar and eggs in a saucepan, stirring constantly while you heat to steaming. You don’t want to scramble the eggs, but if they accidentally form soft curds, that are OK, the blender will take care of them.

Add the coffee/sugar/egg mixture to the pulverized chocolate chips and blend well.

Add the extract to the chocolate mixture and pour into individual containers (wine glasses work well).

Chill a few hours or overnight.

When chilled, the pudding will be as thick as baked custard. Options: serve with whipped cream


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