Berries & Cream in Puff Pastry

Products Used


  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 12 puff pastry shells, cooked and cooled


      1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
      2. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Gradually add the sugar mixture in to milk, whisking constantly.
      3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.
      4. Whisk in egg yolks, then cook, stirring, until slightly thicker, about 2 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter.
      5. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Add vanilla extract, cover tightly and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.
      6. Fill puff pastry shells with pastry cream and top with strawberries. Serve immediately.
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      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Segarra @TheNoviceChef.

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