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Stuff these puffs with whipped cream or lemon curd for an easy dessert recipe, or tuck chicken salad inside for a simple sandwich.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cool:
10 mins
bake:
30 mins at 400°
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cream puffs
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet. In a medium saucepan combine water, butter, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.

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  • Drop 12 heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and firm. Transfer cream puffs to a wire rack and let cool.

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  • Cut tops from puffs; remove soft dough from inside. Fill with whipped cream, pudding, or ice cream. Replace tops. If desired, sift powdered sugar over tops.

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  • Makes 12 cream puffs.

Éclairs:

Prepare as above, except spoon dough into a decorating bag fitted with a large plain round tip (about 1/2-inch opening). Pipe 12 strips of dough, 3 inches apart, onto a greased baking sheet, making each strip 4 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 3/4 inch high. Bake, cool, and split, as in steps 2 and 3. Fill éclairs with whipped cream or pudding. Frost with 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze (page 163). Makes 12 éclairs. Per éclair: 361 cal., 27 g total fat (16 g sat. fat), 142 mg chol., 27 g carbo., 171 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 5 g pro.Daily Values: 19% vit. A, 3% calcium, 7% ironExchanges: 11/2 Other Carbo., 5 Fat

Mini Puffs:

Prepare as above, except drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, in a 400 degree F oven for 25 minutes (keep remaining dough covered while first batch bakes). Cool, split, and fill as in steps 2 and 3. Makes about 30 mini puffs.Per mini puff: 94 cal., 8 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 53 mg chol., 4 g carbo., 46 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 2 g pro.Daily Values: 6% vit. A, 13% calcium, 2% ironExchanges: 2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; total fat 21g; saturated fat 12g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 134mg; sodium 140mg; potassium 57mg; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 0g; sugar 1g; protein 4g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.
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Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
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02/09/2013
I love these and they are so easy to make, everyone always thinks I've spent a lot of time on them, they are a little time consuming but very simple. For the filling, I use a tub of whip cream, a small box of instant pudding (your choice, I like chocolate, vanilla & banana). I whip that together and add some heavy whipping cream to give it a mousse like consistency and use a sifter to add the powdered sugar to the top... perfecto!