Definition of crème patissière in English:

crème patissière

Line breaks: crème pa¦tis|sière
Pronunciation: /krɛm ˌpatɪsˈjɛː


[mass noun]
  • A thick, creamy custard used as a filling for cakes and pastries: I always make crème patissière for my eclairs
    More example sentences
    • You could try flavouring the crème patissière with liqueur.
    • A demonstration from her is a blur of silky-smooth purees, light-as-a-feather foams, and two kinds of crème patissière.
    • Cover with a layer of crème patissière and sprinkle over a little cocoa powder.


French, literally 'pastry cook's cream'.

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