Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs

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When you need a fast and fabulous dessert to feed a crowd, this is it! I made about 16 cream puffs from this recipe and the filling makes enough for you to generously stuff each one. No skimping allowed on the filling because it is THE BEST! This time I piped my shells with a pastry bag but that is definitely not necessary. I usually just use 2 spoons and push the dough onto the cookie sheet! Either way they will look pretty. A nice dusting of powdered sugar finished them off, too! Try these out and see just how simple it is to conquer the cream puff!!!

When you need a fast and fabulous dessert to feed a crowd, this is it! It makes about 16 cream puffs and the filling makes enough for you to generously stuff each one.A nice dusting of powdered sugar finished them off and your good to go! Try these out and see just how simple it is to conquer the cream puff!!!

These little beauties have been the star of our family’s Easter dinners since I can remember. When they come through the front door I am sure they’re backlit with heavenly light. My husband worries I’m giving away some family secret by sharing it. But, I’m generous. And I would love if these became a family tradition for you too.

In the printed article, Ingrid temps us by saying “This recipe has a double treat. The cream puffs are filled with homemade custard cream filling and topped with real whipped cream, to make them a melt-in-your-mouth pastry.” And they do melt in your mouth. Seriously. Look.At.This!

 

Ingredients:
1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons)
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1c flour
MOM’S FAMOUS FILLING:
1 pint heavy cream
1 package (3.4 OUNCES) instant vanilla pudding
⅓ cup milk
Makes approx 16

Instructions:
Bring the butter, water and vanilla to a boil.
Add the flour and stir constantly until it leaves the side of the pot and forms a ball.
Remove and cool.
Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time until smooth.
Drop by T. onto parchment lined cookie sheets

Bake at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
LET COOL.
Slice in half and pipe or scoop in Mom’s filling.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Filling:
Beat the cream, pudding powder and milk in a mixer until thick like whipped cream!

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