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Silky smooth & decadently chocolate, this Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Crème is the perfect dessert for all your special occasions!

chocolate grand marnier pots de creme

CHOCOLATE GRAND MARNIER POTS DE CRÈME

My Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Crème is one of the desserts I featured in my French-Themed Mother’s Day Luncheon.  It’s got just the right amount of sweetness, but not too much! 

To go with the pink-themed luncheon tablescape, these lovely desserts are served in cranberry glass coupes.  Then they’re garnished with sweetened whipped cream, candied ruby grapefruit and fresh mint.  Don’t they look gorgeous on my pink depression glass plates?

 

GRAND MARNIER CHOCOLATE POTS DE CRÈME

Despite it’s fancy name, pots de crème is an incredibly easy recipe to make.  Yes, it does take about 15 minutes of “hands-on” cooking time, whisking your heart out.

chocolate grand marnier pots de creme

BUT, and this is a huge but, you just dump the ingredients into the top of a double-boiler and cook it.  That’s it.

I like to make this dessert the day before serving to give it plenty of time to chill.  The day of, that just leaves the garnishing before I serve my guests.  An impressive dessert, but with no stress… Now that’s a good thing.

 

MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME, “PLANNING MAKES PERFECT”

Sure I know, the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”, but that’s not what my Mom used to say!  And she was an exceptional hostess!

When I’m planning one of my get-togethers, I always keep in mind what last minute details my recipes will need.  It’s best to develop a menu that has a lot of dishes that can be made ahead.  I strive to keep the kitchen prep on party day to a minimum when possible.

I’m all about planning, from concept to execution.  I use PRINTABLE PARTY PLANNERS for all the gatherings I host.  It’s why I’m known for my soirees, both as a professional caterer, and as a home entertaining hostess.

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HERE’S A SAMPLING OF THE PAGES CONTAINED IN MY MOTHER’S DAY PLANNER

Since I couldn’t find what I wanted on the internet, I went about creating my own!  All my planners are based on the ones I used when I was a professional caterer. 

From concept to take-home favors, I make sure I’ve got everything I need in one comprehensive resource, all in one place.  They make hosting parties in my home a pleasure instead of a stress-filled chore.

I created a general planner for the Mother’s Day Holiday that contains lots of valuable worksheets, planning pages and Mother’s Day Buffet printable signage.  

 

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If you’d like to use my MOTHER’S DAY PLANNER this year, I’ll tell you how to get it and all my Mother’s Day “printables” a little later in this post.

I make a point of ENJOYING my own parties, or why at my age would I still throw them?

Want to read about the second dessert on my Mother’s Day Luncheon menu?  

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPES:

PINK GRAPEFRUIT CHIFFON CAKE

WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

 

TIPS FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE GRAND MARNIER POTS DE CRÈME

As I mentioned earlier, this is an easy recipe to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes. grand marnier in a glass with bottle in background And here’s another BUT, working with chocolate does have a few rules that ensure successful results.  Here’s a few that I always follow:

  • Make sure the top portion (or stainless bowl) is completely clean and dry
  • Fill bottom of  double-boiler with 1 1/2 inches of water; bring to a simmer with lid on pot
  • Keep your chocolate away from the water and steam
  • Place the top of the double-boiler over simmering water and inspect for any moisture inside pan; wipe out if needed and let dry for a few seconds
  • Add ingredients to the dry pan and proceed with recipe instructions
  • Since you’re adding the alcohol with another liquid, it won’t seize the chocolate; otherwise, alcohol should be added toward the end of the cooking time

 

You’ll find the recipe card at the end of this post.

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chocolate grand marnier pots de creme

Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Creme

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Silky smooth and decadently chocolatey, this Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Creme is an extra special dessert for any holiday meal. Not a holiday? Make it anyway!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp. Grand Marnier liqueur
  • ¼ orange juice concentrate, defrosted
  • 8 oz. high quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • Garnishes: Sweetened whipped cream, Candied Citrus Slices, Fresh Mint

Instructions

1.   Pour one-inch of water in the bottom of a double-boiler pan and place over medium heat; bring to a simmer.

2.   Whisk together the first 7 ingredients in the top of the double-boiler or a medium stainless-steel bowl.  Add chocolate and whisk to combine.

3.  Reduce heat to low under double-boiler and place bowl over the water.

4.   Cook, whisking constantly for about 15 minutes, or until mixtures reaches 160°F.  Don’t worry if it’s not very thick, it continues to thicken as is cools.

5.   Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.  Pour or spoon into ramekins,
tea cups or footed-coups and cover.  Chill for 8-12 hours and garnish before serving.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 394Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 80mgSodium 62mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 5gSugar 21gProtein 8g
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