Definition of crème patissière in English:

crème patissière

noun

mass noun
  • A thick, creamy custard used as a filling for cakes and pastries.

    ‘I always make crème patissière for my eclairs’
    • ‘A demonstration from her is a blur of silky-smooth purees, light-as-a-feather foams, and two kinds of crème patissière.’
    • ‘She has plenty of dessert ideas that don't require yeast or crème patissière.’
    • ‘Cover with a layer of crème patissière and sprinkle over a little cocoa powder.’
    • ‘You could try flavouring the crème patissière with liqueur.’
    • ‘The air in the kitchen is sweet with the scent of crème patissière and sharp with the tang of hot olives and tomatoes.’

Origin

French, literally ‘pastry cook's cream’.

Pronunciation

crème patissière

/krɛm ˌpatɪsˈjɛː/