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Pastry Cream

By: From Icebox Desserts by Lauren Chattman

This basic Pastry Cream recipe is the best in the IceBox Desserts collection; it can be used in tarts as well as trifles. For a delicious, heavenly pastry cream recipe you simply must try this one.

Notes


Use this decadent cream recipe in the Beautiful Strawberry and Cream Trifle.

Yields4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the half-and-half, 3⁄4 cup of the sugar, and the salt in a large heavy saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking frequently.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cornstarch, and the remaining 1⁄4 cup of sugar until pale yellow and smooth, about 1 minute.

  3. When the half-and-half mixture is simmering, remove from the heat and gradually whisk it into the egg mixture, going slowly and whisking constantly so as not to curdle the eggs. return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, just until a few bubbles break through the surface and the mixture has thickened and is shiny, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, one piece at a time, and the vanilla. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof bowl and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the hot pastry cream to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours and up to 2 days.

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Can I use a sweetener in this dessert, or should I stick with the regular sugar? I love pastry creme desserts. I think any fruit will go well with a pastry made with this cream, but strawberries sound like the most interesting pairing for this dessert filler. I thin cherries and raspberries would make a good pastry fruit too.

Can you use eggs without cooking them? Recipe sounds good but I'm a bit leery on the raw eggs

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