From classic éclairs to delectable tarts, pastry cream is the key to making your favorite French desserts. This silky custard can do wonders when it comes to elevating your dessert game. With a few simple ingredients, you can make the perfect pastry cream that will bring your desserts to the next level.
We've gathered our top 14 recipes for pastry cream from master pastry chefs around the world, so you can make the best pastry cream every time. Whether you are looking for a classic version, a lighter variation, or a more adventurous flavor, you'll find the perfect recipe for your next baking project.
Get ready to impress with these sweet and creamy pastry cream recipes!
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How to Make Vegan Pastry Cream
Infused with vanilla, not too sweet, and so creamy! This vegan pastry cream is perfect to use as a filling in tarts, shortcakes, millefeuille, and more!
A vanilla custard cake filling can be an absolute treat hidden between two layers of cake. That creamy sweet goodness made from cooking eggs, milk, and sugar. Try it as a cake filling, in layered trifles or just pour it alongside a delicious warm Brownie. It's a luxury in all forms.
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Orange Pastry Cream
Orange Pastry Cream. Recipe features fresh orange juice, fresh orange zest, and vanilla bean paste. Perfect for filling cakes, tarts, pies, and doughnuts. Whisk this orange pastry cream together with whipped cream to fill eclairs and cream puffs.
Vanilla pastry cream, also known as crème pâtissière, is a rich, thick, creamy custard and it’s used to fill everything from éclairs to Boston cream pie. Making your own homemade pastry cream is incredibly easy – you need just 6 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make it. Here, I share my fail-proo...
A rich and thick lightly scented lemon infused pastry cream recipe made with eggs, milk, sugar, cornstarch and a pinch of salt. This gluten free pastry cream is referred to as crema pasticcera in Italian and is an essential component in many Italian desserts.
A creamy, rich chocolate pastry cream for piping into cream puffs, eclairs, mille-feuille, and more. Plus, all you need are 8 ingredients and a fairly simple process to perfect chocolate creme patissiere every single time!