If you’re like me, chances are you’ve bought an entire box of pastry cream because you just needed one tablespoon for a recipe but then ended up just throwing the rest away. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to throw that money or food away ever again. This super easy pastry cream takes less than 10 minutes to make and requires only two ingredients! Better yet, it’s foolproof! Here’s how…
Quick and simple – less than 10 minutes
This simple recipe for pastry cream takes less than 10 minutes to make and is so much better than anything you can buy at the store. All you need is milk, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and a little bit of patience while it thickens on the stove. In less than ten minutes you can have a rich and creamy pudding that is perfect for filling pies, tartlets, or eclairs. Just be sure to let it cool completely before using.
No tempering required
If you’ve ever made pudding from a box, you know the drill. First, you mix the powder with milk. Then, you heat it on the stove until it thickens, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. Finally, you add some butter to give it that smooth, creamy texture. The whole process takes about 15 minutes- and that’s not even including the time it takes to temper the eggs!
Use this instead of regular pudding in all your favorite desserts.
Do you love pudding? I do, and I especially love homemade pudding. This 10 minute pastry cream is so easy to make and it tastes a million times better than the boxed pudding mix. You can use this in any recipe that calls for pudding or even just eat it by the spoonful (I won’t judge). The ingredients are simple and you most likely have them all in your pantry already. Give it a try today!
You only need three ingredients to make this simple, yet delicious pastry cream. All you need is milk, sugar, and cornstarch. That’s it! In less than 10 minutes, you can have a thick and creamy pudding that is perfect for filling cakes or pies. Just add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, and 2 cups of milk. Whisk the mixture together over medium heat until it starts to thicken up. When the mixture has thickened up into a pudding consistency (about 5 minutes), remove from heat and pour into ramekins. Chill in fridge for at least an hour before serving with your favorite dessert (ex: strawberry pie).
How to store it
This recipe for pastry cream is so simple and delicious, you’ll never want to buy the boxed pudding mix again! Plus, it only takes about 10 minutes to make. Once you’ve made the pastry cream, it can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to give it a good stir before using. It’s a great thing to have on hand for all sorts of desserts, like tarts or pies or even filling for cake layers. If you need more than one cup of pastry cream, double or triple the recipe as needed.
What can you do with this?
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen. This 10-minute pastry cream is a game changer! It’s so easy to make and can be used in so many different ways. Here are just a few ideas.
1) Fill some tart shells with this delicious custard and top with berries.
2) Put it on top of fresh fruit like bananas or strawberries
3) Put some whipped cream on top of your favorite ice cream flavor
4) Pour it over pancakes 5) Make an apple pie using this filling (trust me, it tastes way better than store-bought!)
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
This chocolate mousse recipe is one of my favorites because it’s so rich and chocolatey, plus it’s really easy to make. The key to making a good mousse is to use high-quality chocolate. I like to use 60% dark chocolate, but you can use whatever kind you like. The other important thing is to make sure the eggs are at room temperature before you start whisking them. If they’re too cold, the mousse won’t be as light and airy.