Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pots de Creme

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pots de Crème Recipe

OK, I know we here in America just went through an eating fest and consumed more food than anyone has a right to in such a short period of time. And who needs another dessert right now? Well, in my opinion, there is always room for more dessert!

After all the pumpkin and pecans, I was in the mood for something different, something a little lighter. But something still appropriate for fall. I was in the mood for caramel!

Pots de Crème are so simple, with only 3 ingredients (OK – four if you count the salt!), it is a go-to dessert for me when I want something a little special but am not in the mood for doing a lot of work. And seriously? I think I have done enough work in the kitchen for a while.

There are a lot of great reasons to make caramel with agave; it is already liquid so it takes less time, it is safer (melted sugar is so hot it can cause serious burns – trust me on this), the dark, raw agave already starts with lovely caramel undertones, and it has the added benefit of being refined sugar free. I used Organic Raw Blue Agave from Wholesome Sweeteners for this recipe.

Salted Caramel Pots de Crème sounds fancy and like you spent a lot of time and effort to make them. Let’s not tell anyone how easy it really was!
Salted Caramel Pots de Creme

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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pots de Creme
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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pots de Crème Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Setting Time4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ¾ cup Raw Blue Agave
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • Bring the agave to a boil in a large saucepan with high sides; use a larger pan than you think you will need. Let boil for 1 minute, carefully add the cream (it may splatter when you pour it in) and let cook for 1 minute just to heat the cream.
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Ladle in about ¼ cup of the warm cream mixture and stir. Add the egg mixture into the cream, whisk together and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine meshed strainer into a pitcher and pour into small bowls, tea cups or ramekins. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Sprinkle each serving with a little salt and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pots de Crème Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 303mg101%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. November 25, 2012

    Wow! This looks delicious! I do believe we’ll have to try it sometime soon using coconut milk in place of the heavy cream. Thank you for the inspiration. xoxo

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 26, 2012

      Hi Sunny – it works great with coconut milk (use full fat) – I make chocolate pots de creme that way all the time! Enjoy!

  2. November 28, 2012

    This sounds delicious………… and your photos are drool inducing!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 28, 2012

      Thanks Sherry!

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  4. December 1, 2012

    I can’t wait to try this. Do you think this would work well with honey?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2012

      I am not sure but I see no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try. It would have a different flavor as honey is distinct but that might be a really good thing! If you try it out, let me know how it works.

  5. Jeanne
    December 1, 2012


    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2012

      Thank you!

  6. December 4, 2012

    That looks so delicious!! I’ve been looking for a recipe to make with some leftover heavy cream and I found one! This is perfect because I love caramel so much too!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 6, 2012

      Thanks Dominick and enjoy!

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