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Cream Puffs

These versatile and tender pastry puffs are stuffed with a traditional cream filling. We also have many other tempting filler ideas for you.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Puffs

1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
eggs

Eggnog Fluff Filling, if desired

1
package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup milk
1
teaspoon rum extract
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
2
cups whipping cream
Powdered sugar

Peppermint Whipped Cream Filling, if desired

2
cups whipping cream
1/4
cup granulated or powdered sugar
1
teaspoon peppermint extract
5
or 6 drops red or green food color

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. In 2 1/2-quart saucepan, heat water and butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour; reduce heat to low. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at once; continue beating until smooth.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Make one of the fillings (directions below). Cut off top third of each puff and pull out any strands of soft dough. Fill puffs with filling; replace tops. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Store covered in refrigerator.

    Eggnog Fluff Filling: In large bowl, beat pudding mix, milk, rum extract, nutmeg and ginger with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Add whipping cream; beat on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Fill puffs. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar or brush tops with light corn syrup and sprinkle with colored sugar or nonpareils.

    Peppermint Whipped Cream Filling: In large bowl, beat ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fill puffs. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

A little puff pointer: Make sure the cooked dough is still warm when you drop it onto the cookie sheet. Not to worry, it’s supposed to be a little sticky and paste-like.

Omit the filling and frosting, and fill with ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, berries or whipped cream. Dust with powdered sugar, or drizzle with purchased chocolate sauce.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
245 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27 g
27 %
(Saturated Fat
16 g,
16 %
),
Cholesterol
165 mg
165 %;
Sodium
260 mg
260 %;
Total Carbohydrate
26 g
26 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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