Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pastry Cream

Sunday, September 8, 2013
This is decadent chocolate thick smooth and yummy homemade chocolate pudding.

There are many uses for this pudding pastry filling. Pies, tarts, parfaits, filling in between cake layers, trifles.

For other recipes like this one Homemade Tart Dough Recipe Links for Fillings: Vanilla Pastry CreamBanana PuddingCoconut Cream Pudding

Chocolate Pudding What's Not To Love?

I just love this pudding. It makes me feel like a kid again. Who can resist licking the spoon?

You will not want to leave one drop of this delicious chocolate pudding. It's made from scratch and so much better than any packaged pudding.
Even if you make it just for special occasions it's worth the time to try it at least once.

I know everyone's in a hurry but this is super delicious and special. It's great for cake fillings, pie, pastry, donuts even pusties.


But I do have a little secret to share. I make it every chance I get as soon as the milk is about to expire! Seriously what better way to use it up?

Then, of course, everyone wants a cup full. My favorite is to layer graham crackers and chocolate pudding to make a quick icebox cake.

Top with whipped cream and then you have another dessert that awaits you. You will not be disappointed after you taste this pastry pudding filling of decadent goodness

A few tips

I like to make sure the chocolate melted and the cornstarch is smooth when combined with the milk. I never like lumps in my pudding.

Then as it heats and thickens you will notice when the spoon is coated and sticks it's done. That all there is to it.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pastry Cream

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pastry Cream

Yield: 8
prep time: 11 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 41 M
Italian Chocolate Pudding Pastry Cream that can be used as a filling in cakes, pies, tarts of just a decadent delicious dessert!


  • 3/4 cup chopped chocolate semi-sweet chocolate (I use very good grade chocolate like Lindt) for a darker fudge use 70% bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla or favorite liqueur


How to cook Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pastry Cream

  1. Using a glass ovenproof bowl over a pan of boiling water or a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
  2. Combine the corn starch, sugar and salt in the bowl. Whisk in the milk then uses a silicone heat resistant spatula to blend all the dry ingredients. 
  3. Pour all over into the double boiler bowl heating gently just until water is beginning to simmer. 
  4. Stir constantly over the simmering water until pudding is thickened and coats the spoon like the photo, it takes around 5 minutes, then removes from heat and stir in flavoring.
  5. I then place wax paper over the top to prevent the skin from forming. It's ready after cooling for around 30 minutes in the refrigerator to use in a gourmet dessert or just eat it plain! 
  6. That's it. 
  7. A perfect pudding, filling or dessert is ready to be made into your creation!
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