What Is The Cream In Boston Cream Pie?

Baking By KarisCakes Updated 25 Mar 2011 , 3:38am by jenng1482

KarisCakes Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 3:25am
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Hi all, I have to make a Boston Cream pie soon. I am guessing the cake is just yellow cake, and the topping is chocolate ganache. But what is the filling? Is it just vanilla pudding?

Thanks!

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 3:37am
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I believe it is a pastry cream or custard (or are those two things the same?)

Here is a recipe from Gale Gand on Food Network.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/boston-cream-pie-recipe/index.html

Corrie76 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:07am
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vanilla pudding will work...pastry cream will rock!

Elcee Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:14am
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Most definitely pastry cream. And yes, you're correct, yellow cake and chocolate ganache.

Pastry Cream

1 cup whole milk
3 lg egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs butter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Heat milk to simmering over medium heat.

Whisk together egg yolks and sugar; add cornstarch and stir until smooth.

While constantly beating with whisk, gradually pour about 1/2 cup of milk into egg mixture. Pour egg mixture into remaining milk and cook, stirring constantly, until boiling and thickened, about 1 minute.

Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter and flavoring. Transfer to shallow bowl (I prefer a glass pie pan) and lay a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until completely cool.

KarisCakes Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Corrie76

vanilla pudding will work...pastry cream will rock!




Thank you, that makes it very clear!! I will do a pastry cream.

KarisCakes Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Elcee

Most definitely pastry cream. And yes, you're correct, yellow cake and chocolate ganache.

Pastry Cream

1 cup whole milk
3 lg egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs butter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Heat milk to simmering over medium heat.

Whisk together egg yolks and sugar; add cornstarch and stir until smooth.

While constantly beating with whisk, gradually pour about 1/2 cup of milk into egg mixture. Pour egg mixture into remaining milk and cook, stirring constantly, until boiling and thickened, about 1 minute.

Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter and flavoring. Transfer to shallow bowl (I prefer a glass pie pan) and lay a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until completely cool.




Thank you so much!! I was hoping someone would post one that they had used and loved! I appreciate it!

sebrina Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 4:30am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Elcee

Most definitely pastry cream. And yes, you're correct, yellow cake and chocolate ganache.

Pastry Cream

1 cup whole milk
3 lg egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs butter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Heat milk to simmering over medium heat.

Whisk together egg yolks and sugar; add cornstarch and stir until smooth.

While constantly beating with whisk, gradually pour about 1/2 cup of milk into egg mixture. Pour egg mixture into remaining milk and cook, stirring constantly, until boiling and thickened, about 1 minute.

Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter and flavoring. Transfer to shallow bowl (I prefer a glass pie pan) and lay a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until completely cool.




Thank you! Any idea if you can freeze it?

Elcee Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 3:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sebrina

Thank you! Any idea if you can freeze it?




Quote:
Originally Posted by KarisCakes

Thank you so much!! I was hoping someone would post one that they had used and loved! I appreciate it!




You're both very welcome!

sebrina, to answer your question, I've never frozen it so I have no idea.

KarisCakes, Boston Cream Pie has long been my husband's favorite!

KarisCakes Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:38pm
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Elcee,
Thank you so much! I made it today and I love it!! I really like that it doesn't have a really eggy taste. I added a little salt and a little more sugar to suit my taste. Thanks again for sharing!

Elcee Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 3:14am
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I'm so glad you liked it!

jenng1482 Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 3:38am
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I get bavarian cream made by my local donut shop. Its delicious! It costs me a little bit ($3 a pint) but I cant mess with perfection

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