Pastry Cream


Pastry Cream

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6large egg yolks
½ c.sugar
2 tbsp.flour
2 tbsp.cornstarch
2 c.whole milk
½ tsp.vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and light; beat in flour and cornstarch.
  2. In a saucepan, bring milk just to a boil; whisking constantly, gradually add milk to egg mixture.
  3. Return mixture to saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly to prevent scorching, until mixture is thick and pulling away from sides of pan, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, press mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Cover surface directly with plastic wrap, and cool to room temperature in refrigerator.

Recipe Source:, Hy-Vee weekly ad from the week of August 21, 2011.