Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

                        I borrowed my mom’s perfect cream puff recipe and made it even more perfect. I would never have thought it was possible, but, once again, I was wrong! Cream puffs are an almost too sweet puffy and creamy dessert. This dough is the same as what we use in our Eclair recipe. This is the recipe you want when you need a quick and relatively simple recipe that will feed a crowd. With this recipe, I was able to make 16 cream puffs.

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            The filling is a Bavarian Cream flavored. You could use plain vanilla if you chose to. To me, the Bavarian cream is what makes this perfect! You could use a piping bag to put the dough onto your tray, or, like me, I just use two spoons.

I scoop with one and push it off onto the tray with the other. There is no perfect method to make the puff. Cream puffs were always one of those desserts that I was afraid to make. When I had a craving, I would head to the local bakery and pick one up.

One day, I did get brave and chance making them. I am so glad I did. Then I managed to get my mom’s recipe and made a few gentle tweaks and made it mine.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I freeze the puff before I fill it?

You can make the shells a day or two ahead of time. Let them cool completely and store them at room temperature. I will say that if they are made ahead of time, they do tend to soften.

            Can I freeze the filled cream puff?

You can freeze the filled cream puff. Be sure the filling is in the center of the puff. They should be stored in an airtight container. I would not leave them too long in the freezer. You can leave these on the counter for 30 minutes and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar. You can also thaw them in the refrigerator for 2 hours and then dust with confectioner’s sugar.

What do you need to make Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

            Pastry:

                        8 tbsp butter

                        1 cup water

                        1 tsp sugar

                        1 tsp vanilla

                        1 cup of all purpose flour

                        4 eggs

            Filling:

                        1 pint heavy cream

                        1 package instant vanilla pudding

                        ⅓ cup of milk

How to make Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

FIRST STEP:

Bring the butter, water and the sugar to a boil

Add the flour and stir constantly until it forms a ball

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b)

SECOND STEP:

Remove from the pan and cool

Beat in the 4 eggs, one at a time

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b)

c)

THIRD STEP:

Using a piping bag or two spoons, drop the dough onto a parchment lined baking tray

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b)

c)

Bake at 400* for 15 minutes

Lower the heat to 350* and bake for an additional 15 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

Remove from the oven

Immediately make a slit in the side to allow the steam to escape

FIFTH STEP:

Let cool completely

While they are cooling, make the filling

SIXTH STEP:

In a bowl, combine the heavy cream, milk and pudding mix until smooth and thickened

Slice in half and scoop the filling onto the bottom half

Dust with confectioner’s sugar

Enjoy!

YUM!

Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pastry:
  •                         8 tbsp butter
  •                         1 cup water
  •                         1 tsp sugar
  •                         1 tsp vanilla
  •                         1 cup of all purpose flour
  •                         4 eggs
  •             Filling:
  •                         1 pint heavy cream
  •                         1 package instant vanilla pudding
  •                         ⅓ cup of milk

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Bring the butter, water and the sugar to a boil

Add the flour and stir constantly until it forms a ball

SECOND STEP:

Remove from the pan and cool

Beat in the 4 eggs, one at a time

THIRD STEP:

Using a piping bag or two spoons, drop the dough onto a parchment lined baking tray

Bake at 400* for 15 minutes

Lower the heat to 350* and bake for an additional 15 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

Remove from the oven

Immediately make a slit in the side to allow the steam to escape

FIFTH STEP:

Let cool completely

While they are cooling, make the filling

SIXTH STEP:

In a bowl, combine the heavy cream, milk and pudding mix until smooth and thickened

Slice in half and scoop the filling onto the bottom half

Dust with confectioner’s sugar

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 44gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g