Three bowls of Low-Carb Orange Pots de Crème with a slice of orange on top.

Low-Carb Orange Pots de Crème

This recipe for Low-Carb Orange Pots de Crème makes rich orange-vanilla custards. These custards make an easy, elegant, and delicious dessert for those on low-carb, keto, Atkins, grain-free, and gluten-free diets.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword keto custard, keto orange pots de creme, keto pots de creme, keto pudding, low carb custard, low carb orange pots de creme, low carb pots de creme
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 313 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher



  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. You will need 6 ramekins (1/2 cup size) and a baking dish or pan the ramekins will fit in, such as a 9" X 11" baking dish. 

  2. Add the heavy whipping cream, orange zest, and about half of the sweetener to a medium sauce pan. Heat gently over low heat, stirring frequently, to a temperature of about 140º Fahrenheit.

    Heating cream and orange peel in a pot.
  3. Strain the cream into a large bowl or measuring cup or other bowl that you can pour from. 

    Straining the cream through a sieve.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the other half of the sweetener together. 

    Whisking egg yolks in a bowl.
  5. While continuing to whisk the egg yolk mixture, slowly pour in the cream mixture, a little at a time. Make sure each addition is incorporated before adding more. Stir until all sweetener is dissolved.

    Whisking cream into beaten egg yolks.
  6. Stir vanilla extract into the egg and cream mixture. At this point, I find it easier to pour the mixture back into the large measuring cup or pourable bowl. 

    Adding vanilla into the mixture.
  7. Pour the custard into the ramekins, distributing the liquid equally among the six ramekins. Place ramekins in the large baking dish. Pour hot water in the baking dish until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. 

    Orange Pots de Crème ready for the oven.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes. Custards should be set, but will still wobble if the baking dish is wiggled gently. Remove custards immediately from the baking pan and place them on a cooling rack. Allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes, then place them in the refrigerator. When custards are completely cool, cover.

  9. Refrigerate custards until completely set, about 2 hours. Dust with powdered sweetener before serving, if desired.

    Dusting Low-Carb Orange Pots de Crème with sweetener.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Orange Pots de Crème
Amount Per Serving (1 ramekin)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1350%27%
Vitamin C 0.8%1%
Calcium 70%7%
Iron 0.4%2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.