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Pastry Cream

Yield 1 cup


  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except vanilla in top of a double boiler; cook over simmering water 8 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a bowl; cover surface of cream with plastic wrap. Chill.