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Can I bake with creme patissiere?

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msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 18:18:55

I like the look of these pastry tarts but not the biggest fan of cream cheese. Do you reckon I could use creme pat instead? I have no idea how it would behave in the oven.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 02-Jun-16 18:22:35

Just based on the fact that AFAIK it is always piped or spread in afterwards, I would think you can't.

Rattitude Thu 02-Jun-16 18:23:56

You blind-bake the pastry, and then fill it with crème pâtissière

cherrytree63 Thu 02-Jun-16 18:30:26

They look yummy! Have you tried using mascarpone if your recipe calls for cream cheese?

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 19:40:20

Isn't mascarpone really the same as cream cheese?

If you bake the pastry first, the gaps will have risen and filled up so there won't be room for adding filling? No?

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 19:52:46

This portugese custard tart recipe puts creme pat in the oven. What do you think? I'm tempted....

GinIsIn Thu 02-Jun-16 19:53:53

You could use marscapone, vanilla and sugar?

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 20:05:39

Ok ok ok, marscapone it is

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 20:18:34

It'll be easier anyway

ItsAllGoodMan Thu 02-Jun-16 20:22:28

You could bake the pastry case filled with rice / beans then add the creme pat once cooled

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 20:24:51

It's not a pastry case, more of an envelope where the filling lies inside.

ItsAllGoodMan Thu 02-Jun-16 20:33:14

Sorry didn't actually click the link! I have cooked with creme pat before in some sort of Danish pastry I think... Wish I could remember the details!

cherrytree63 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:37:04

The mascarpone is much creamier and sweeter than cream cheese. I use it with whipped cream for cheesecake.

msrisotto Thu 02-Jun-16 20:46:36

Ok, I found a danish pastry recipe that also bakes with creme pat! I am pretty comfortable that it would be fine. More effort to make creme pat for sure, but I do love the stuff. Convenience versus yum.

cdtaylornats Thu 02-Jun-16 23:28:36

Creme pat is only wet custard so it will be fine in the oven

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