Creme Patissiere Perfection

Strawberry & Chocolate Tarts

Crème patissière is the smooth custard filling for fruit tarts. It is quite easy to make and you should get a really smooth custard with this method.

Crème patissièreCrème patissière ~ Strawberry And Chocolate Tarts

Once you have mastered the techniques for Crème Pat, you'll be well on your way to making these delicious Strawberry and Chocolate tarts and many, many more excellent flavors of tarts.

Creme Patissiere Perfection

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Crème Patissière ~ Strawberry & Chocolate Tart

Crème Patissière ~ Strawberry & Chocolate Tart

Judith Coates
Prep time
8 Min
Cook time
7 Min
Inactive time
1 Hour
Total time
1 H & 15 M
Create delicious Creme Pat tarts often with your favorite fruit.


Crème Patissière The Custard Filling
  • 2 egg yolks
  • (2 oz/50 g) ¼ cup castor sugar
  • (1 oz/25 g) ¼ cup plain four
  • (½ pint) 1 cup milk
  • A few drops of vanilla essence (optional)


Making The Crème Patissière
  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar using a wire balloon whisk until they are pale and thick.
  2. Gradually beat in the flour with just one tablespoon of the milk.
  3. Place the rest of the milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Whisk this into the egg mixture in a slow stream, ensuring that you whisk continuously so that it does not go lumpy (by using a balloon whisk you should have no problems with this).
  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan and place back on the heat. Continue to whisk until boiling, just a few seconds.
  6. Remove from heat and continue whisking and cooking for 2-3 minutes. By removing from the heat it prevents any burning!
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Pour into a dish and keep it in a refrigerator until you are ready to fill your pastry shells.
Choose Your Favorite Flavoring
  1. Now you have your crème patissière for your favorite fruit tarts.
  2. Simply fill the empty pastry shells with your crème filling and arrange the fruit on the top. A little dusting with icing sugar to finish off if you prefer.
  3. This is the basis of some delicious fillings for your pastries.
  4. To make a wonderful chocolate filling, just add 2oz melted chocolate at the end of the method. Make sure it is good quality chocolate as it will make all the difference.
  5. You can also add your favorite liqueur to the cooled custard filling to flavor it such as rum, brandy, kirsch, or orange liqueur.
  6. If you want a lovely coffee flavor simply add some instant coffee.
  7. Such a variety of flavorings and all from one simple basic recipe!


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