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These homemade cream puffs are made with a light choux pastry that puffs up when baked. In this version, they are filled with a rich vanilla cream that"s easy to make with instant pudding. Drizzle melted chocolate on đứng top for a fancy dessert that will wow your guests!




Cream puffs might seem fancy, but they're actually quite simple to make in the comfort of your own kitchen! Create a decadent, impressive, bakery-worthy dessert at trang chủ with this top-rated cream puff recipe.

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What Are Cream Puffs?

Cream puffs, or profiteroles, are French choux pastry balls filled with cream. Choux pastry is made without leavening agents — instead, it relies on a high moisture content to create steam and puff the pastry during baking.

Instant Pudding MixThis convenient cream puff recipe has an easy filling made with instant vanilla pudding mix.

Cream & MilkYou don't have lớn whip the heavy cream và milk — just set them with the pudding mix and refrigerate to set.

ButterButter adds flavor, keeps the flour from clumping, & prevents the layers from sticking together.

Water Choux pastry relies on steam for its texture, so this cream puff recipe calls for an entire cup of water.

Flour All-purpose flour adds structure to the choux pastry & works with the water to create the perfect airy texture.

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EggsWhole eggs tư vấn the structure, lend rich flavor & color, and showroom moisture khổng lồ the choux pastry.


You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these cream puffs:

Make Filling

Combine the instant pudding mix, heavy cream, and milk in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until the filling is set.

Make Choux Pastry

Bring butter & water khổng lồ a boil, then địa chỉ cửa hàng the flour & salt. Stir until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the ball to a mixing bowl, then beat in eggs one at a time. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven until they're golden brown on the outside và dry on the inside.

Fill the Cream Puffs

Let the choux pastry cool. Fill the cream puffs in one of two ways: Split the pastries and fill or pipe the pudding mixture into the shells.

How lớn Serve Cream Puffs

Enjoy the cream puffs as-is, dust them with powdered sugar, or drizzle them with melted chocolate. For a stunning presentation, stack the cream puffs in a cone-like shape lớn create a show-stopping croquembouche.

How lớn Store Cream Puffs

Store cream puffs in an airtight storage container or zip-top bag in the fridge for up khổng lồ three days.

Can You Freeze Cream Puffs?

Yes, you can freeze cream puffs. Simply flash freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag labeled with the date. Freeze for up khổng lồ two months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. Community Tips & Praise

"Wonderful recipe," according to lớn LCAROLINE. "Very light and delicious. A tip, though, for this và all cream puff recipes: After baking is finished, turn off the oven, crack the door mở cửa with a towel or potholder, & let stand in the oven for about an hour. This prevents them from sagging!"

"This was very good," says Susan. "I added a vanilla bean into the mix to give it a punch. Lớn finish it off, I covered it in icing sugar và then drizzled chocolate and a raspberry reduction over it. It looked good và tasted great."

"WOW!!! What a recipe," raves one community member. "I made this and substituted the vanilla pudding phối for the pistachio pudding mix và it was phenomenal. It will definitely be in my recipe box."