Eggnog Pots de Crème

Invest just 15 minutes in this eggnog-flavored custard, then forget it in the fridge for at least 8 hours. It’s a decadent finish for any holiday meal.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups dairy eggnog
1/2
cup half-and-half
3
egg yolks
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon rum flavor
Ground nutmeg

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat eggnog and half-and-half over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg yolks, cornstarch and rum extract with wire whisk. Stir a small amount of the hot eggnog mixture into egg mixture, then gradually stir egg mixture back into eggnog mixture in saucepan. Continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil and thicken. Immediately remove from heat.
  • 3 Pour into 6 small serving dishes. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate at least 8 hours until well chilled and set.

Expert Tips

Pots de Crème is a creamy, rich French custard served in small pot-shaped cups. Its consistency is slightly soft and not as firm as a traditional pudding.

You can make this dessert up to 24 hours ahead. Just cover each dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Top each serving with a couple of raspberries and fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.