Baked Chocolate Custard with Butterscotch Whipped Cream

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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup (6-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
4 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch salt

Butterscotch Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons butterscotch sundae syrup





Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Put the chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring the cream and milk to a light boil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate and whisk until smooth.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Whisking constantly, temper the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Stain the custard through a fine mesh sieve and divide it among the ramekins.

Put the ramekins in a large roasting pan. Carefully pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the pan tightly with foil; poke a few small holes in the foil for steam to escape. Bake on the center rack of the oven until the edges of the custard are slightly set but the center still jiggles (the center will set as the pudding cools), about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and allow them to cool completely. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Butterscotch Whipped Cream:

Whisk the cream and sundae syrup together in a bowl until combined. Using an electric mixer beat on medium-high speed until thickened. Top each custard cup with a generous dollop of whipped cream before serving.

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I'd like to know if this recipie is the one how is served in a cup. pieces of cake,macadamia,caramel and some kind of cream. I saw that dessert on Paula's best dishes and I'd like to prepared it. Thanks and I love Paula's shows. Leyla

By leyla on April 21, 2012


I'm about to make this, but on t.v., they didn't cover it at all, and this recipe calls for covering tightly with foil, with steam holes. Which shall I do?

By Lori on November 08, 2011


Just made this and fell in love with chocolate all over again...

By Candace on March 22, 2011


I got Paula's recipe in a magazine at my Dr's office waiting for a recheck since my surgery December 2010. My mammogram results showed my breast cancer is still on the run, so why not celebrate with a little custard!! What a treat, it set very well and my husband and I just loved it! If I get the tea room I dream of I will have it on my menu. If not I will still make it for special occasions. Try it super easy grin Mary Ann

By Anonymous on February 18, 2011


This was a total failure. The custard never set up.

By Trob on January 15, 2011


awesome taste amazing

By Anonymous on August 23, 2010

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