Puff Pastry Vanilla



Indulge in the decadent flavors of vanilla-infused puff pastry with this delightful recipe. Perfect for dessert lovers and pastry enthusiasts alike, this elegant treat combines the flakiness of puff pastry with the richness of creamy vanilla custard. Follow these simple steps to create a dessert that will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package store-bought puff pastry, 2 sheets, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 beaten egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, as needed


  1. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Line a 9″ by 13″ baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on either side.
  2. Prepare Puff Pastry: Roll out the puff pastry sheets and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Use a fork to gently prick them all over the pastry without piercing the bottom. Optionally, place another baking sheet on top of each puff pastry sheet to prevent puffing up during baking. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, then let them cool completely.
  3. Prepare Custard: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, cream, butter, vanilla, and sugar over medium heat. Cook until small bubbles appear around the edge of the pan, just before it comes to a boil.
  4. Make Slurry: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and water to create a slurry. Stir the slurry into the hot milk mixture, then remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Combine with Egg Yolks: Whisk some of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks to temper them, then gradually whisk the yolks into the milk mixture until combined.
  6. Thicken Custard: Return the pot to the heat and cook, whisking frequently, for 30 to 60 seconds or until the custard thickens.
  7. Assemble: Pour the thick custard over one sheet of puff pastry in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Cover with the second sheet of puff pastry, trimming the edges to fit the dish. Press gently until the dough sticks.
  8. Chill: Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and let the custard harden for 3-4 hours.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Calories: 320 per serving
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 185mg


Indulge in the luscious layers of puff pastry and creamy vanilla custard with every bite of this delectable dessert. Perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat any day of the week, this puff pastry vanilla delight is sure to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.


  1. Can I use homemade puff pastry instead of store-bought?
    • Yes, you can use homemade puff pastry if you prefer. Just make sure it’s rolled out to the appropriate size.
  2. Can I use vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract?
    • Absolutely! Vanilla bean will add an extra depth of flavor to the custard.
  3. Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the puff pastry and custard ahead of time and assemble them when ready to serve.

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