Sporcamuss: A Traditional Dessert to try right now

Difficulty: Low
By Cookist

If you love eating pastries but have been hesitant to try making your own, then these beautiful Italian pastries are just for you! Sporcamuss (also known as Sporcamusi or Stusciamuss) are simple pastries filled with fresh cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Despite the fact that they might look fancy, they are super easy to make! Best of all, you only need three ingredients: puff pastry (storebought, of course), whipped cream, and custard. And it comes together quickly: bake the pastry squares and coo, and fill with the custard and whipped cream. It couldn’t be easier, and we guarantee you won’t be able to stop with one bite!

What is Sporcamuss

Sporcamuss are Italian cream and custard-filled pastries that are popular in the region of Puglia, Italy. Small squares of puff pastry are baked until golden, then filled with pastry cream or custard cream. They’re sprinkled with powdered sugar before serving. They can be served hot or cold.

Sporcamuss Ingredients

Puff pastry – use store-bought pastry

Whipped cream – use full fat for best results (do not use imitation cream!)

Custard – make your own or use store-bought custard



Don’t let the puff pastry become too warm. Allow it to thaw in the fridge before using, but don’t leave it at room temperature. Using cold puff pastry will result in flaky layers.

You can also use other fillings:

Any other jam flavor or fruit preserveChocolate spread (like Nutella)Caramel (like dulce de leche)

Want more crunch? Sprinkle the pastries with flaked almonds (or other crushed nuts) before serving.

You can make the pastries into different shapes by using cookie cutters in the shape of a circle or heart.

How to Store Sporcamuss

Store leftover Sporcamuss in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.

How To Serve Sporcamuss

Serve the pastries with fresh fruits like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apricots, or even bananas.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

Make them ahead of time by baking the pastries and allowing them to cool. Store at room temperature. Fill before serving.

Can I Make This If I Don’t Have a Piping Bag?

If you don’t own a piping bag, you can use a Ziploc or other plastic bag. Fill the bag with the custard, then cut off a small piece of the corner.

Whipped cream
Puff pastry


Cut the puff pastry into squares of equal size.


Brush the pastries with milk and sprinkle them with sugar, then bake at 180°C for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.


Fold the custard into the whipped cream.


Transfer the custard filling to a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off).


Pipe the cream filling onto half of the pastries.


Top with the remaining empty pastries.


Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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