Pastry Cream

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Jan. 12, 2010

Looking for a filling for your Eclairs? Here it is, pretty easy to make, based on an egg custard.


Milk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Vanilla bean 1 , split lengthwise
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Whole eggs 2
Egg yolks 5
Corn starch 6 Tablespoon


In a heavy saucepan start the milk and vanilla bean over high heat then reduce heat and bring to a simmer.

In a bowl whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth.

When milk is up to temp, whisk a small amount into egg mixture to temper. Then mix egg mixture into milk and cook, stirring or whisking over med heat until mixture thickens dramatically - about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and take out the vanilla pod - scraping seeds back into mixture.

Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until use.

Will keep in fridge for up to 4 days

Makes 5 cups.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 513Calories from Fat 134

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 136 mg5.67%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 62 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet