Yield: Yields about 3 cups.
Vanilla pastry cream is the classic filling for chocolate éclairs.
Make Ahead Tips
The pastry cream needs to chill for at least 1 hour before use and may be made ahead and refrigerated for up to a day.
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This is an excellent recipe, just enough complexity that you'll get a good result but nothing extra. One caution that I would add is to watch the cream very carefully as it sets up, because if you overcook it, it'll be clumpy.
Great pastry cream. Online recipe version omits the 1 cup milk in the ingredients list.
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