Almond Pastry Cream

Almond Pastry Cream

This rich almond pastry cream recipe features milk, egg yolks, and almond extract. Crème patisserie recipe.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a small saucepan, warm the milk over low heat until it is just hot enough to steam.
  3. Step 3

    While the milk is warming, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, and cornstarch until the mixture is completely smooth.
  4. Step 4

    Once the milk is steaming, add half of it, whisking constantly, to the egg mixture.
  5. Step 5

    Add the milk and eggs back into the hot milk, continue stirring, and heat it for 1 to 2 minutes, until the custard reaches 170 F on a digital thermometer and is very thick.
  6. Step 6

    Remove it from the heat.
  7. Step 7

    Stir in the almond extract.
  8. Step 8

    Chill the pastry cream completely before filling the pastry of choice.