Butterscotch Pots De Crème with Crème Fraîche, Salted Caramel and Pistachios

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Rest Time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 335 kcal


For the butterscotch pots de crème:

  • 7 Pc. Egg yolks at room temperature
  • 210 g Brown sugar
  • 45 g Butter
  • 630 ml Cream
  • 0,75 tsp Salt
  • 1 Pc. Vanilla pods

For the caramel sauce:

  • 42 g Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Water
  • 0,25 tsp Salt
  • 105 ml Cream

For the crème fraîche:

  • 0,5 cups Double cream
  • 0,5 cups Creme fraiche Cheese
  • 2 Pc. Vanilla pods
  • 1 pinch Sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the orange fillets:

  • 1 Pc. Orange
  • Cointreau
  • Pistachio nuts


Butterscotch Pots de Crème:

  • Preheat the oven to 150 ° C. Put the egg yolks separately in a large bowl and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the brown sugar and butter to the boil without stirring until the sugar turns a deep amber color and develops a nutty odor (approx. 10 to 15 minutes). Very slowly stir the cream into the mixture, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the salt and scrape the kernels from the vanilla pod into the mixture. Stir the entire mixture to combine the ingredients.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes. This step is extremely important, the butterscotch mixture must not be too hot otherwise scrambled eggs will be created immediately when stirred into the egg yolk. Slowly add the butterscotch mixture to the egg yolks and stir. Put the pudding through the sieve in a measuring cup.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the casserole molds and distribute them. Cover the molds with aluminum foil. Put boiling water in a baking sheet pan so that the molds can stand up to half covered in the water and place in the middle of the oven. Place the molds in the water bath and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Then turn it 90 degrees and bake for another 15 minutes. Carefully remove the puddings from the water bath with tongs and cool in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Caramel sauce:

  • Combine the granulated sugar, water and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes without stirring until the mixture turns reddish brown. Gradually add the cream and whisk constantly until the sauce is smooth. Set aside until needed.

Creme fraiche Cheese:

  • Gently mix all ingredients.

Orange fillets:

  • Fillet the orange, drizzle with Contreau. Chop the pistachio nuts.
  • Before serving, bring the butterscotch molds to room temperature, add 1 tablespoon of the refined crème fraîche to the pudding, pour the caramel sauce over it in fine strips and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Place the orange fillets on the side and flambé, pour the pistachios over them.


Serving: 100gCalories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 25.4gProtein: 1.7gFat: 25.4g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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