List of recipes using Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): 19 recipes

Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
List of recipes using Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Chinois
Chinois
"Chinese" - what a strange name for this cake! A kind of brioche, filled with confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) which can be decorated with fondant icing.
238K 24.7 5 hours 29 min. September 10th 2018
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
Fraisier (French strawberry cake)
This classic French patisserie is a delicious assembly of 2 layers of genoa sponge filled with strawberries and crème mousseline (confectioner's custard with butter). The sponge is soaked in strawberry syrup and the cake is topped with a thin layer of marzipan.
147K4.2 2 hours 43 min. September 18th 2011
Millefeuille
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
298K4.6 1 hour 42 min. October 13th 2010
Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
161K4.6 2 hours 18 min. May 8th 2011
Peach and green tea tart
Peach and green tea tart
This refined tart combines peaches with the delicate flavour of green tea. The sweetcrust pastry case is baked blind, then filled with a green-tea custard and topped with slices of poached white peaches.
28K5 1 hour 11 min. October 2nd 2016
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint
Thick slices of poached pears in a blind-baked sweetcrust pastry case, their centres filled with mint-flavoured confectioner's custard, and surrounded by a chocolate cream, set by baking briefly in the oven. The flavours of pears, chocolate and mint work perfectly together to create a truly...
12K 2 hours April 22th 2020
Pear and lime meringue pie
Pear and lime meringue pie
A layer of light lime cream and caramelized pears in a crisp pastry case, topped with Italian meringue, which is browned under the grill or with a flame.
225K 23.8 2 hours 36 min. February 21th 2011
Pear verbena tarts
Pear verbena tarts
Crisp, coconut sweetcrust pastry cases, a velvety diplomat cream flavoured with verbena, and slices of poached pears for delicious and dainty pear verbena tarts.
6,196 2 hours 29 min. February 21th 2021
Puits d'amour
Puits d'amour
This delicious little cake's charming French name means "well of love". It is made up of layers of puff and choux pastry, assembled with a light caramel and filled with vanilla confectioner's custard.
82K4.4 1 hour 43 min. August 23th 2015
Saint Honoré cake
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
94K4.7 2 hours 51 min. April 14th 2013
St Tropez tart
St Tropez tart
This famous dessert from St Tropez is more of a cake than a tart. The sugar-sprinkled brioche layers are sandwiched together with a rich vanilla filling which is a mixture of confectioner's custard and whipped cream.
77K3.8 3 hours 34 min. September 11th 2018
Strawberries with mint and cream
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
218K5 1 hour 30 min. February 21th 2011
Strawberry tart
Strawberry tart
For this great dessert classic: a sweetcrust pastry case, vanilla confectioner's custard and the best strawberries available. This recipe is simple yet demanding, but the result is an exceptional tart.
101K4.6 2 hours 30 min. June 16th 2013
Strawberry Verveine Tart
Strawberry Verveine Tart
This tart has a crisp sweetcrust pastry case filled with verveine-flavoured cream and, of course, strawberries.
45K3.8 1 hour 31 min. June 9th 2014
Yvetot Douillons
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
50K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 26th 2014
Pains briochés aux raisins
Pains briochés aux raisins
This classic French "viennoiserie" is a sweet bun containing confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière) and rum-soaked raisins. It demands a bit of skill, but is not too complicated.
108K4.8 2 hours 37 min. September 12th 2018
Almond cream or frangipane
Almond cream or frangipane
Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).
373K 25 23 min. October 29th 2014
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream or "crème Madame" (a much prettier name) is one of many creams in French pâtisserie based on confectioner's custard. The classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) has gelatin added while hot, then whipped cream is folded in when cold. This gives a...
30K 1 hour 47 min. October 30th 2019
Pistachio cream
Pistachio cream
Very similar to almond cream, pistachio cream is ideal for filling or topping all kinds of cakes and tarts. Just like almond cream, it swells during cooking.
224K 64.1 33 min. October 4th 2012

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