White Chocolate Pastry Cream Recipe
- 6 egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons white sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 cups milk
- 1 vanilla bean, halved
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 ounces white chocolate
step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow. Whisk in corn starch. Set aside.
step 2: In a stainless steel saucepan, bring milk and vanilla bean to a boil, remove from heat and remove vanilla bean. Stir a small amount of the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture. Return milk to heat and while constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, slowly add the egg mixture to milk. Mixture will thicken.
step 3: Allow to just come to a boil, remove from heat and stir in butter. Put mixture through a sieve into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap (this keeps mixture from forming a skin over top). Cool slightly.
step 4: Stir in melted white chocolate, cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble pie. This pastry cream is used in the Elegant White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie.