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

Definition of crème patissière in English:


[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
  • The air in the kitchen is sweet with the scent of crème patissière and sharp with the tang of hot olives and tomatoes.
  • She has plenty of dessert ideas that don't require yeast or 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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