Easy Old-Fashioned Vanilla Custard Slice

Indulge in layers of creamy custard sandwiched between crispy puff pastry with this classic Vanilla Slice recipe. This dessert is perfect for afternoon tea or a sweet treat after dinner.



number of servings


  • 2 letters of frozen puff pastry, thawed Added to

Custard Filling:

  • 1 Cup milk Added to
  • 1 Cup heavy cream Added to
  • 12 Cup crystal sugar Added to
  • 14 Cup maize starch Added to
  • 4 egg Yolks Added to
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Added to

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 Cup of icing sugar (powdered sugar) Added to
  • 2 tbls boiling water Added to
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract Added to


150 min.
1. Step

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. Step

Line a baking dish with one sheet of puff pastry. Use a fork to prick holes all over the pastry. This will prevent it from puffing up too much during. Dust the pastry with icing sugar.

3. Step

Bake the pastry for 15-20 minutes or until it turns golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and aside to cool.

4. Step

In a saucepan, heat the milk and heavy cream over medium heat until it starts to simmer. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolks until well combined.

5. Step

Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking continuously. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

6. Step

Remove the custard from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow it to cool slightly.

7. Step

Pour the custard over the cooled pastry and spread it evenly.

8. Step

Place the second sheet of puff pastry over the custard. Press it down gently.

9. Step

Refrigerate the vanilla slice for 2-3 hours or until the custard is set.

10. Step

In a bowl, mix together the icing sugar, boiling water, and extract to make the glaze. Drizzle it over the chilled custard layer.

11. Step

Return the vanilla slice to the refrigerator for another 15-30 minutes to allow the glaze to set.

12. Step

Once completely set, slice the dessert into squares or rectangles and serve chilled.

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