Pronunciation: [krehm shee-BOO]
Crème pâtissière lightened with italian meringue. Crème Chiboust is most often flavored with vanilla, but other flavor variations can be used. It was created in the mid-1800s by a French pastry chef named Chiboust to fill his saint-honoré and is also called Crème Saint-Honoré and simply Chiboust.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.