• Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 15-20


From King Arthur Flour catalog & website.


  • Following is a recipe for our favorite, easy, all-purpose pastry cream.
  • 1 small box (about 3/4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3.4 ounces vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 8 ounces cold milk
  • 8 ounces heavy
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Rather than provide a recipe, here are some building-block ideas. Mix and match as you please to create what sounds best to you.
  • *Key lime: graham cracker crumbs and lime-flavored pudding or mousse.
  • *Harvest: gingerbread cookie crumbs and pumpkin mousse.
  • *Strawberries and cream: Vanilla shortbread crumbs with a lemon curd/whipped cream mixture.
  • *Black Forest: brownie crumbles with cherry pie filling, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
  • *Tropical: White cake cubes with pastry cream, sliced banana, and toasted coconut.
  • Prepare the instant pudding according to the package directions, using milk and cream instead of just milk.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Categories: Misc. Dessert  Mousse  Pudding 

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