Creme Patissiere

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Creme patissiere, sometimes shortened to creme pat, is a rich and creamy vanilla custard filling that’s got the perfect consistency for filling eclairs, cream puffs, and fruit tarts.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/3 cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk 1/3 of the cold milk and cornstarch together in a medium bowl until smooth.

  2. Pour remaining milk and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until milk begins to simmer; remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Stir egg and egg yolks into cornstarch mixture; gradually whisk in hot milk. Pour mixture back into the small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Remove custard from heat and let cool slightly; whisk in butter and vanilla until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
19g Fat
27g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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