Easy Perfect Pastry Cream

By | 19 March 2020

I think the first time I ever made this recipe was the year Kale and I got married. One of my sweet friends, Kelvin, who I worked with at Rococo’s gave me this recipe one night at work. Kelvin and I were always swapping recipe ideas. Or at least she was always giving me ideas and I would write them all down.

I do have a very similar recipe already on my blog. But I have tweaked it a bit over the years and make this version always now. It’s lightened up but still tastes delicious as ever. My kids sometimes ask me to make this for their birthday dinners! They love it that much.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup + ⅓ cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan, stir together milk and ¼ cup sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together egg, egg yolks, cornstarch, and ⅓ cup sugar.
  2. Once the milk has reached a simmer, work quickly and carefully pour half of the hot milk in a steady stream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling or cooking the eggs. Immediately pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Return to a medium heat and whisk constantly until mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat once thickened and stir in butter and vanilla until melted. Pour into a clean mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap, letting the plastic wrap touch the top of the pastry cream to avoid the creation of any film on top.
  4. Cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before using.

Easy Perfect Pastry Cream

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