bruleed chai-spiced pots de creme

Bruleed Chai-Spiced Pots de Creme

An easy recipe for spectacular bruleed chai-spiced pots de creme.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chai-spiced pots de creme, pots de creme
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 410kcal
Author Nicole Branan


  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus a little more for bruleeing
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 one-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 egg


  • Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Add cream, milk, sugar and spices to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat off, cover and let the mix steep for 30 minutes.
  • Get a kettle of water to boil.
  • Strain out the spices.
  • Whisk the egg yolks and egg, then whisk the cream/spice mix into the eggs.
  • Distribute among ovenproof glasses or ramekins and set into a baking pan.
  • Slowly and cautiously fill boiling water into the baking pan so that it comes up to about 1.5 inches of the glasses.
  • Transfer the baking pan into the oven and bake until set (30-40 minutes).
  • Let cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and use a torch to melt the sugar top.


Calories: 410kcal