Simple Pastry Cream

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 92.6
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.8 mg
  • Sodium: 26.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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I like this recipe as cake topping or filling I like this recipe as cake topping or filling
Number of Servings: 8


    Pastry Cream:
    5 extra-large egg yolks, room temperature
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons cornstarch
    1 1/2 cups scalded milk
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon Cognac
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1 tablespoon heavy cream


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium-high speed for 4 minutes, or until very thick. Reduce to low speed, and add the cornstarch.

With the mixer still on low, slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Don't be alarmed when the custard comes to a boil and appears to curdle; switch to a whisk and beat vigorously. Cook, whisking constantly, for another 2 minutes; the custard will come together and become very thick, like pudding. Stir in the vanilla, Cognac, butter, and heavy cream. Pour the custard through a sieve into a bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the custard and refrigerate until cold.

Yield: 2 cups

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NOCHI-LU.

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