List of recipes using Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): 16 recipes

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.
91,197 24.7/5 for 13 ratings 5 hours 29 min.
[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.
44,5984/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 43 min.
[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.
84,9174.6/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[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.
47,9014.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 18 min.
[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.
4,8305/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[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.
72,681 23.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[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.
22,5834.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 43 min.
[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.
27,1934.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[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.
17,9943.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 34 min.
[Strawberries with mint and cream]
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
74,6035/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[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.
23,0334.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Strawberry Verveine Tart ]
Strawberry Verveine Tart
This tart has a crisp sweetcrust pastry case filled with verveine-flavoured cream and, of course, strawberries.
10,4743.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[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.
10,8774.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[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.
27,1144.8/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 37 min.
[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).
80,587 25/5 for 12 ratings 23 min.
[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.
58,873 44.1/5 for 16 ratings 33 min.

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