Chocolate Pots de Creme with Passion Caramel, Candied Ginger and Lichees

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Exotic fruit embedded in a chocolate gelatin. Featuring both passion and lychee fruit, you’ll get a mixture of sweet, creaminess, with just a hint of hot spice from the ginger. The flavors are intense – you may want to have water on hand. Dial this up for your boss when you need to impress, but be warned, once word gets around, everyone will be clamoring for your recipe. You will want to make this often.


  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 235 milliliters heavy cream
  • 35 milliliters passion fruit juice
  • 25 grams salted butter
  • 100 grams ginger
  • 300 milliliters water
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 120 grams chocolate (64% Valrhona Taïnori, using a high quality chocolate is really important)
  • 125 milliliters milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 lychees


  1. First, prepare the passion caramel. In a heavy saucepan, slowly cook 100 grams of granulated sugar to make a light caramel. Off the heat add the 35 milliliters of heavy cream and the passion fruit juice (warning, projections may occur).
  2. Whisk well and cook over low heat again if necessary, to obtain a homogeneous caramel.
  3. Add 25 grams of diced salted caramel and mix until fully blended. Refrigerate for at least for 2 hours.
  4. Then, prepare the candied ginger. Peel the ginger, cut it into 2 to 3 millimeters cubes.
  5. In a saucepan, boil the water.
  6. Pour the diced ginger and cook gently for 2 hours, adding a little water if necessary.
  7. Then pour the lemon juice and set aside.
  8. Finally, prepare the pots de creme.
  9. Preheat oven at 140 degrees Celsius.
  10. In a bowl, cut the chocolate into pieces.
  11. Boil the milk, 200 milliliters of heavy cream, and 100 grams of sugar in a saucepan.
  12. Pour it while hot, over the chocolate.
  13. Stir with a wooden spatula.
  14. When mixture is smooth, add the egg yolks and mix again. Pour into ramekins.
  15. Place them on a dish filled with hot water to cook them in a bain marie.
  16. Cover with an aluminum foil and bake it 30 minutes.
  17. The consistency should be firm but slightly woobly
  18. Let cool at room temperature, do not put them in the refrigerator.
  19. On each pot, drop a spoonful of passion fruit caramel, a small teaspoon of ginger, and one lychee.
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NutritionView more



Calories640Calories from Fat340
Total Fat38g58%
Saturated Fat23g115%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat340
Total Carbohydrate73g24%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Wanda W. 2 Jul 2015
Oh wow this is a great recipe! The flavors are so intense my mouth was watering anticipating the next bite. You simply must try this recipe for your family and friends. It is out of this world.