Chocolate Orange Pot de Creme and a Giveaway!

Everyone needs an easy to make holiday showstopper, preferably one that you can make ahead of time and bring to room temperature prior to serving. One that won’t take any oven space, or add extra calories to your holiday meals.

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Yes, you guessed it: this Chocolate Orange Pot de Creme possesses all those things. It’s made lighter with Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend. Zing™ Baking Blend is made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar and has only 5 calories per serving. The best thing is it’s made with only real ingredients—nothing artificial—it’s a blend of stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar.

 
You can use it in any recipe by simply replacing the sugar with half as much of this sweetener. The swapped out sugar also packs a whopping low 5 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving. And since a little goes along way, the 20 oz. easy-pour canister sweetens like 2.5 lbs. of sugar. So go ahead and buy it for your baking needs: the only thing compromised is the calorie count.
 
When you do replace your sugar with Zing™ Baking Blend, you can expect that it bakes and browns like sugar for wonderful, golden brown cakes and cookies. Keep in mind a few adjustments may be needed, so click here for some helpful baking tips.
 
For this pot de creme I added orange extract for added flavoring, but feel free to switch it up. The recipe is highly adaptable and Zing™ Baking Blend works well with cinnamon, and fresh fruits like bananas, apples peaches and pears. It also pairs well with dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, and cherries. I’m thinking next time I’m going to try this with some Chambord and a handful of berries for garnishing.
 
However you decide to make this – straight up or adapted don’t forget the Zing™ Baking Blend. For more recipe inspirations, head on over here and check out Zing™ Baking Blend on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
 
Chocolate Orange Pot De Creme
 

Ingredients:

 

2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons Zing™ Baking Blend

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/2 milk

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon orange extract

11 oz. chocolate

3 teaspoons Cointreau (optional)

 

Instructions:

Place a medium saucepan over a pot of simmering water, combine the first four ingredients and stir constantly until the mixture reaches 160 F, about 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and orange extract. Stir in the chocolate and whisk until fully melted and smooth. *Optional: Stir in Cointreau.

Pour pot de creme into ramekins and transfer to a refrigerator to set, about 8 hours or overnight. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with orange zest.

 

What kind of treats will you bake using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend? Tell me in the comments and you will be entered to win a $100 Walmart gift card.

 

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