Vanilla Custard Cream Squares

Step into a world of flaky delight and creamy indulgence with our Vanilla Custard Cream Squares recipe. This dessert is a perfect symphony of textures and flavours, combining the crispness of puff pastry with the smooth, velvety embrace of vanilla custard and whipped cream.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests at your next gathering or simply treat yourself to a decadent dessert, these squares are sure to captivate and satisfy.

Vanilla Custard Cream Squares Recipe:

These Vanilla Custard Cream Squares are not just a treat for the taste buds but a feast for the eyes.

Vanilla Custard Cream Squares

Each bite harmonizes the buttery puff pastry with the luxurious custard and light whipped cream, making it an unforgettable dessert experience. Enjoy!


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • For the filling:
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, plus more for dusting


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lay each puff pastry sheet on a separate baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until each sheet turns a lovely golden brown. Once baked, set them aside to cool down.
  2. In a saucepan, pour in three cups of the milk and gently bring it to a boil over medium heat. This will form the base of your custard.
  3. While the milk heats up, grab a large mixing bowl and whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. To this, add the flour, vanilla extract, and the optional rum for an extra kick. Mix in the remaining 1 cup of milk to create a smooth blend.
  4. Once your milk has reached a boiling point, carefully fold in your egg yolk mixture. Stir slowly and continuously until the custard begins to thicken. Once thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  5. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This will add a lightness to your custard. Gently fold these beaten egg whites into your custard mixture, ensuring it’s well combined without deflating the egg whites.
  6. Take one of your cooled puff pastry sheets and place it at the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour your custard over the pastry, spreading it evenly. Place this in the refrigerator to chill until the custard is cool and firm, which should take about 1-2 hours.
  7. After the custard has set, it’s time for the whipped cream. Beat the heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread this whipped cream evenly over the chilled custard layer.
  8. For the final layer, cut the second puff pastry sheet into 15 squares and delicately place these squares over the whipped cream layer. This adds a delightful texture and presentation to the dessert. Chill in the refrigerator for another 2 hours.
  9. Before serving, give your Vanilla Custard Cream Squares a final touch of elegance by dusting them with a little more powdered sugar.
Vanilla Custard Cream Squares

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