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Pastry Cream

Yield 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; stir well. Add egg; stir well with a whisk until smooth. Add milk, stirring until smooth.

  2. Stir constantly over medium heat 8 minutes until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and flavorings. Spoon mixture into a bowl and chill.

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