“I grew up with pure maple syrup, so going to this recipe was very natural for me. Creme Caramel is another of my DH favorites, so I do make this one alot. This recipe does need chilling time, so plan your time accordingly”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Caramel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • Custard
  • 12 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 12 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. For caramel: Lightly butter four ramakin dishes. Combine sugar and water in heavy small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar melts.
  3. Increase heat; boil without stirring until deep amber color, brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Immediately pour caramel into prepared dishes. Using oven mitts as aid, quickly rotate dishes to coat sides with some of caramel. Set aside.
  5. For custard: Whisk maple syrup, yolks and egg in medium bowl to blend. Combine cream and milk in heavy medium saucepan and bring to boil. Add a bit of the hot cream to the yolk mixture. Return this to the not cream mixture and whisk well.
  6. Divide custard among prepared dishes. Set dishes into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Using your kettle, add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of dishes. Cover baking pan with foil.
  7. Bake custards until set in center, about 55 minutes. Remove the custard one at a time from the oven. Leave the baking pan in the oven until cooled; then remove. (this step helps prevent from spilling any hot water on yourself) Chill custard uncovered until cold, at least 5 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; keep refrigerated.)
  8. To serve, run knife around dish sides to loosen custards. Invert onto plates.

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