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.
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Last modified on: October 4th 2012

Keywords for this recipe:CreamPistachioFrangipaneStuffingPastry
For 700 g, you will need:

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PreparationStart to finish
33 min.33 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Pistachio cream : Photo of step #1
Put 206.4 ml butter cut into small pieces in the bowl of the mixer and 200 ml Pistachio powder or paste, and knead briefly on low speed to soften.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Pistachio cream : Photo of step #2
Add 2 eggs and knead again on medium speed for 5 minutes.

Add 1 tablespoon cornflour and 1 tablespoon rum, then continue mixing for a further 5 minutes.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Pistachio cream : Photo of step #3
Continue mixing and incorporate 200 ml Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream) a tablespoonful at a time.

Continue mixing until the mixture becomes fairly light in texture (about 10 minutes).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Pistachio cream : Photo of step #4
Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.
This cream will keep for a few days in the fridge in a sealed container, but it also freezes well. You can then take out of the freezer just the quantity you need for your recipe.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,984 Kcal or 8,307 Kj31 gr68 gr203 gr
99 %12 %6 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
272 Kcal or 1,139 Kj4 gr9 gr28 gr
14 %2 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 700 g : 3.93 €

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  • Yes, you can.
    Posted by jh march 30th 2021 at 13:51 (n° 6)
  • Same as frangipane is almond cream + custard, do you think one could make a pistachio cream by stopping before Stage 3?
    Posted by Horacio march 30th 2021 at 11:16 (n° 5)
  • This is because the cream is for cooking in recipes.
    Posted by jh june 25th 2014 at 09:00 (n° 4)
  • There is no heat in these recipe ? how is that with the eggs in there
    Posted by lug june 24th 2014 at 17:29 (n° 3)
  • Oups! OK now corrected, thank you for the warning.
    Posted by jh october 4th 2012 at 08:21 (n° 2)
  • You forgot to add the pistachio powder to your recipe!!!
    Posted by aishah october 3rd 2012 at 20:43 (n° 1)
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