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Meyer Lemon and Thyme Pot de Creme
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Delicate little Pots de Creme infused with Seasonal Meyer Lemon and Fresh Thyme, this dessert is like a whisper-light breath of Spring! So good you won't believe this easy recipe is Low-Carb and Gluten Free.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Lemon, meyer lemon, pot de creme, thyme
Servings: 4 small servings
Calories: 160 kcal
  • 1 cup milk
  • peel from one Meyer lemon
  • 1 small sprig of fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice (juice of 2 Meyer lemons)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the milk and lemon peel in a small pot over medium heat.  Bring to a low simmer, stirring, until it has reduced to 2/3 cup.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the thyme.  Allow to steep for a few minutes.
  4. Whisk the egg, egg white, sugar or sugar substitute, and lemon juice together in a small bowl.  Stir in the milk, discarding the lemon peel and thyme.
  5. Transfer the mixture to 4 small (4-ounce) ramekins or jars, and place them in a baking dish lined with a clean kitchen towel.  Pour very hot water into the larger baking dish, about 1-inch up the sides of the jars.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes or until set; cool for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Garnish with powdered sugar and thyme; serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon and Thyme Pot de Creme
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.