Orange Pastry Cream Recipe

Orange pastry cream
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
472 Calories
15g Fat
67g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 cups (2 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 472
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 316mg 105%
Sodium 839mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 16g
Calcium 178mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Orange pastry cream is heavenly tucked into a chocolate crepe with fresh berries.


  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier (or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract)

Steps to Make It

In a small saucepan, warm the milk and orange zest over low heat until it is just hot enough to steam. While the milk is warming, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, and cornstarch until the mixture is completely smooth.

Once the milk is steaming, add half of it, whisking constantly, to the egg mixture. Add the milk and eggs back into the hot milk, continue stirring, and heat it for 1-2 minutes, until the custard reaches 170F on a digital thermometer and is very thick. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract and Grand Marnier(or extract), and chill before filling pastry.

This orange pastry cream recipe makes approximately 2 cups flavored cream.

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