French Pastry Cream

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Gingerbee

Pastry cream is a light, rich custard filling for any cake, fruit tart, puff or dessert crepe. Lovely poured over fresh fruit cup. Quick and easy to make.

Top Review by itismedia

This is a perfect PASTRY cream! Wonderful for creme puffs or eclairs and such. This is NOT a pudding consistancy. It is made for piping. Absolutely perfect and now my go to recipe! THANKS Gingerbee

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 cups milk to boiling.
  2. While milk is heating, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining 1/4 cup milk.
  3. Whisk in cornstarch and flour until smooth.
  4. Temper the egg mixture by slowly whisking in about 1/3 of the heated milk, then whisking in the remaining milk.
  5. Return mixture to saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and boils.
  6. Whisk constantly.
  7. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla or other flavorings.
  9. Pour into a bowl, press plastic wrap on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and cool to room temperature before chilling for at least 2 hours.

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