Pot De Creme Museum
Fabulous hand painted pot de creme by Rousseau. The painting includes a moth, snail, assorted bugs.
A flow blue pot de crème in the Nankin pattern by R. Stevenson with matching saucer. Flow blue refers to the style of the glaze that gives the pattern a slightly blurry appearances.
A set of 3 Meissen pot de creme cups decorated with delicate pink roses and rosebud finial and a bit of gold trim on cup lid rim and handle.
A beautiful pot de creme set with six pot de creme cups and matching tray. The color is soft aqua with gold trim on a white background. The set is by CH Pillivuyt, dating back to the...
A stunning set of Richard Ginori pot de creme cups with matching tray featuring elaborate hand painted gold trim. The blue floral pattern is reminiscent of the old flow-blue style. We rarely hav...
Pots de Creme refers to both the custard dessert as well as the small lidded pots in which the dessert is served. The French are credited for the invention of the cups but the dessert, served in the cups may have evolved from English Syllabub. The term Pots de creme, or pot-au-creme translates from French to English as "pot of cream". You may also see the dessert referred to as “petit pots”. Technically the pots de creme is a lightly-set, baked custard. (The French do not have a word for "custard" the dish is simply referred to as "creme".) The dessert is not as thick as a crème brulee or flan so it is best suited for serving out of the little cups with lids which bear the same name.
Use the links on this page to learn more about the history of the little cups as well as the dessert itself. Then browse our virtual museum to see hundreds of examples of pots de creme.