French Pastry Cream Recipe

French Pastry Cream picture


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings3
Main Ingredient


 Honey1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg yolks6
 Whole wheat pastry flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 392 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.1%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 385.2 mg

Sodium 77.1 mg3.2%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.2%

Sugars 49.8 g

Protein 11 g21.7%

Vitamin A 11.7% Vitamin C 0.42%

Calcium 22% Iron 8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a saucepan, take honey. Warm it over a very low flame.
2. Add egg yolks to it, one at a time and beating it continuously after every addition. This will turn the mixture into creamy yellow.
3. Add pastry flour and continue to beat until mixture is smooth and without any lumps.
4. In another saucepan, bring milk to a boil.
5. Add milk very slowly to the egg mixture, stirring it constantly with a wire whisk.
6. Cook over a low flame for around 5 minutes or till the custard starts to bubble. Stir and continue to cook for another 2 minutes taking care that the pastry cream does not boil.
7. Remove from flame and add vanilla extract. Keep it aside to cool. Stir occasionally to prevent a crust layer from forming. Refrigerate.

8. Use French Pastry Cream as needed from the refrigerator.