Stuffed Churro Puffs


Make these sugary pastries even tastier by stuffing them! A spoonful of dulce de leche and a dollop of sweetened whipped cream make these churro puffs even better than the classic recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
15 cream puffs


  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup butter

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 13.4 ounce can dulce de leche

  • 3 cup Sweetened Whipped Cream, pudding, or ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan combine the water, butter, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium. Add flour all at once; stir vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball, 1 to 2 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Drop 15 heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and firm. Remove churro puffs to a wire rack; let cool.

  4. Before serving, cut tops from cream puffs; remove soft dough from inside. Fill each with a rounded tablespoon of dulce de leche. Add a spoonful of Sweetened Whipped Cream, pudding, or ice cream. Replace tops.

    Stuffed Churro Puffs
    Jason Donnelly

Making Cream Puff Dough, Step-by-Step

Using a wooden spoon, vigorously stir dough in saucepan over heat until it forms a ball that doesn't separate.Remove pan from heat. Let dough cool 10 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat until the dough is smooth before adding the next egg.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

In a chilled mixing bowl beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla with a mixer on medium until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 133mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 25.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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