White chocolate pots de creme with honey roasted figs & cherries

White Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe via Delicieux | www.deliciouseveryday.com

Tomorrow my husband and I head off to spend Christmas in Adelaide with his family. But before we leave I’ve been busy preparing and scheduling the last few posts in my 12 treats of Christmas series.

Today I’m sharing with you these delicious White Chocolate Posts de Creme with Honey Roasted Figs and Cherries.

While I don’t usually like creamy desserts, I do have a weak spot when it comes to pots de creme, which I guess is in large part due to my general weakness when it comes to chocolate, especially dark chocolate! As a result of my love of dark chocolate white chocolate rarely makes an appearance in my pantry. In fact, the only time white chocolate finds it’s way into my pantry is Christmas time, so I thought it was the perfect time to make some white chocolate pots de creme.

These little creamy white pots of chocolatey goodness are flecked with black vanilla seeds, and are the ideal dessert to prepare the day before your Christmas feast, reducing the amount of time you spend in the kitchen on the day, as they need 3 hours to set before serving. The roasted figs and cherries can be prepared the day before too, and in fact I think they benefit from sitting overnight along with the roasting spices.

So before I take a break over Christmas, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful, delicious, happy and safe Christmas and a prosperous new year. And after the last two posts in my 12 Treats of Christmas series, which go live in the next few days thanks to the wonders of scheduling, I’ll be back in the new year with more deliciousness!

Honey roasted figs recipe via Delicieux | www.deliciouseveryday.com

 

White Chocolate Pots de Creme via Delicieux | www.deliciouseveryday.com

12 Treats of Christmas

Don’t forget to check out the other delicious treats in my 12 Treats of Christmas series.

 

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White chocolate pots de creme with honey roasted figs & cherries
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of pouring cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (keep the pod for the roasted figs and cherries)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 300g (10½ ozs) of good quality white chocolate, chopped
  • HONEY ROASTED FIGS AND CHERRIES:
  • 2 figs, cut into eighths
  • 2 cups of cherries, pitted
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ a star anise
  • ½ tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine the milk, cream and vanilla bean seeds in a saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a boil. While the cream mixture is coming to a boil whisk the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until pale and glossy. When the cream has come to the boil switch the mixer to it’s slowest speed and add the cream slowly so as not to curdle the eggs. When combined return the mixture to the saucepan and place over a medium low heat and stir continuously until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon thickly, around 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Divide the mixture between 6 small glasses or small ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours to set.
  3. While the pots de creme are setting make the honey roasted figs and cherries. Preheat the oven 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and line a small roasting pan with baking paper. Place the cherries, figs, oil, spices, honey and the remaining vanilla pod in the roasting pan and toss gently until coated. Roast for 15 minutes, or until the figs are softened. Allow to cool in the pan and place the fruit in a sealed container, along with any pan juices and the spices and refrigerate overnight. Remove the spices before serving.
  4. Serve the roasted fruit on top of the pots de creme.

 

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20 Comments

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 20, 2012  3:54 pm Reply

    These are absolutely stunning, I love the flecks of vanilla bean!

  2. Rosa December 20, 2012  4:09 pm Reply

    Heavenly! What a delightful combination.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Julia (glutenfreejulia.com) December 20, 2012  6:10 pm Reply

    Another amazing gluten free Xmas gift idea! I still think I would be tempted to replace the white chocolate with dark chocolate though!

    • Jennifer December 20, 2012  6:53 pm Reply

      I do like dark chocolate too, but I think the white chocolate adds a certain festiveness :D

  4. Lizzy (Good Things) December 20, 2012  6:30 pm Reply

    Dear Jennifer, another beautiful recipe. I've enjoyed your Christmas cooking series. Wishing you and yours a safe and very peaceful festive break. See you in the new year!



    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:05 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Lizzy :D Perhaps I gave myself a bit much to do in the lead up to Christmas, but I really enjoyed the challenge. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year :D

  5. thelittleloaf December 20, 2012  7:39 pm Reply

    Happy Christmas to you too! These look absolutely gorgeous - I love the flecks of vanilla bean and those fruits sound Christmassy and delicious. Hope you have a wonderful break and looking forward to reading the final two posts :-)



    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:03 pm Reply

      Thank you :D I was really pleased with how they turned out, and the fruits do add that Christmassy feel, which is what I was going for. I'm a little bit addicted to roasted fruits right now :)

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. :)

    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:02 pm Reply

      Thanks Tania. Merry Christmas :)

    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:01 pm Reply

      Thanks Sylvie, and I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas too, and a delicious New Year!

  6. Vespa Woolf December 21, 2012  10:28 pm Reply

    I can't wait to try this! We get big, juicy, sweet cherries from Chile at this time of year and the first figs are large and syrupy sweet so this is the perfect dessert to show them off. Thanks!



  7. Laura Dembowski December 22, 2012  6:28 am Reply

    Oh my, that looks like a serious holiday treat! I love all the vanilla bean seeds in there and the fruit on top. Your photos are gorgeous! I pinned it and bookmarked it.

    • Jennifer December 23, 2012  4:38 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Laura :D Merry Christmas!

  8. natalie December 24, 2012  2:17 pm Reply

    I love pots de creme! I haven't had it in ages but one of my faves for sure. This recipe looks amazing!!

  9. Deepa @onesmallpot December 12, 2013  1:24 pm Reply

    These look stunning Jennifer. I love a good pot de Crème! Have a lovely Christmas :-)

 

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