Red Velvet Pots De Creme with Poached Strawberries

Crystal Schlueter


This special dessert is perfect for sharing with a loved one on Valentine's Day. The recipe may look a bit difficult, but it is really quite easy. The hardest part is waiting for the pots de creme to chill!

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These red velvet pots de creme are light, velvety smooth and seem fancy enough to be served at a white tablecloth restaurant. If you're looking for a special holiday dessert that's not too heavy or sweet, try this. A dollop of whipped cream cheese topping is delicious on top of the red velvet creme. The strawberries cooked in champagne and served on the side is a nice complement to the dessert. They're sweet with a delicious citrus undertone. This dessert is just enough for two, so perfect for a couple's special occasion. The Test Kitchen


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1/2 c
half and half
1 c
heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
grated semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
2 large
egg yolks
1 pinch
1/2 tsp
red food coloring


1/2 c
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 c
sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 tsp
grated orange zest


2 oz
softened cream cheese
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
heavy cream


extra whole berries

How to Make Red Velvet Pots De Creme with Poached Strawberries


  • 1Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Adding half and half and heavy cream to a saucepan.
    2In a small saucepan add the half & half & 1/2 cup heavy cream. Heat mixture, whisking occasionally until it just barely comes to a simmer.
  • Adding chocolate to the saucepan.
    3Remove from heat & add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla & chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute.
  • Whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
    4In a medium bowl whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar with the egg yolks.
  • Whisking cream mixture until chocolate combined.
    5Whisk the cream mixture until chocolate is incorporated.
  • Slowly pouring cream into egg mixture.
    6Then slowly pour it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Whisking in salt and food coloring.
    7Whisk in the salt & food coloring.
  • Straining mixture through a sieve.
    8Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Pouring mixture into ramekins.
    9Pour into 2 small ramekins or oven-safe bowls. Place in a baking dish & pour in enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Uncovered ramekins in the oven.
    10Cover with foil & bake for 25-30 minutes, or just until set but still soft.
  • Ramekins removed from the oven.
    11Remove pan from the oven & leave ramekins in the water bath until cool enough to handle. Cover ramekins with plastic wrap & chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Champagne and granulated sugar simmering in a saucepan.
    12In another small saucepan, add the champagne & 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Bring to a simmer.
  • Stirring in sliced strawberries and zest.
    13Stir in the sliced strawberries & orange zest.
  • Simmering until strawberries are soft.
    14Bring mixture back to a simmer & cook until berries are softened, but still holding their shape.
  • Beating heavy cream until soft peaks form.
    15Add the remaining heavy cream to a mixing bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
  • Beating in cream cheese and powdered sugar.
    16Beat in the cream cheese, powdered sugar, & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth & thick.
  • Placing champagne strawberries into a small bowl.
    17Using a slotted spoon, place berries into two small bowls. Garnish with whole berries.
  • Pots de creme with strawberries and whipped cream on top.
    18Serve the pots de crème with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with strawberries.

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About Red Velvet Pots De Creme with Poached Strawberries

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free

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