Cookbook:Crème Saint-Honoré

Crème Saint-Honoré
Yield 5–6 cups

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | French cuisine

Crème saint-honoré is a crème pâtissière with stiffly beaten egg whites folded into it, used to fill profiteroles, éclairs and tarts, as well as on its own as a dessert cream. It can be additionally flavoured with liqueur, pralin, orange peel, etc.



  1. Mix any additional flavourings into the crème pâtissière.
  2. Whip the egg whites with the salt until soft peaks form.
  3. Sprinkle the sugar onto the egg whites and continue whipping to stiff peaks.
  4. Stir a quarter of the egg whites into the hot custard.
  5. Fold the rest of the egg whites in and chill before use.