Vanilla Pudding Pastry Filling Fast

"Great for Cream Puffs, Eclairs, Fruit Crepes, Trifles, Doughnuts, Anything that uses a cream filling...."
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18 creampuffs




  • Whisk milk and instant pudding and let sit till thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Fold into Whipped Heavy Cream.
  • Fill pastry bag and pipe into desired shell, or spoon into trifle, etc.
  • Now, I use this in my cream puffs and top with drizzled chocolate. I use these with a hint of cinnamon inside dessert crepes and top with berry sauce (see recipe for mixed berry sauce). I use this as a frosting for cupcakes, and brownies. The possibilities are endless.
  • This is enough for one cream puff recipe. Feel free to double or triple according to your needs.

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  1. Great! Just what I was looking for - an easy way to make pastry cream that didn't involve a ton of egg yolks. Tasty and a good texture.
  2. It's not a 4 1/2 ounce of pudding mix. It's a box that makes 4 half cup servings and only weighs 3.4 ounces. Your correction form was unable to understand the difference. The filling tastes good and is fluffy, but I'm not sure I would call it a good substitute for the typical cooked pastry filling/pastry cream. I did use it in a puff pastry fruit tart and it held up well, though.


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