Crème Pâtissière (Pastry Cream)

A great basic in French pastry, Crème Pâtissière is used in a lot of cakes.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Slice the vanilla pod lengthwise. Put in a small saucepan with the milk. Bring to a boil over low heat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until the mixture whitens. Add the flour and stir rapidly, using a wooden spoon.
  • Take the vanilla pod out of the milk, scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon, and put them back in the milk. Slowly pour the milk into the egg mixture, stirring continuously.
  • Put mixture back in the saucepan, on very low heat. Stir continuously and stop as soon as the first bubbles appear.
  • Pour in bowl and reserve. It can be stored 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Recipe Information

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Slice the vanilla pod lengthwise. Put in a small saucepan with the milk. Bring to a boil over low heat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until the mixture whitens. Add the flour and stir rapidly, using a wooden spoon.
  • Take the vanilla pod out of the milk, scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon, and put them back in the milk. Slowly pour the milk into the egg mixture, stirring continuously.
  • Put mixture back in the saucepan, on very low heat. Stir continuously and stop as soon as the first bubbles appear.
  • Pour in bowl and reserve. It can be stored 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol145mg
Sodium30mg
Total Carbohydrate19g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars16g
Protein4g