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Vanilla Pastry Cream

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Place egg in a bowl, and set aside. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; stir well. Gradually add milk and maple syrup; stir with a wire whisk until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir one-fourth of hot milk mixture into egg; add to remaining milk mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in margarine and vanilla. Pour mixture into a bowl; place plastic wrap on surface and chill.