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When I was just a young girl, my grandmother taught me how to make the most delicious cream puffs. She called them Famous Cream Puffs, and they were always a hit with everyone who tried them.

Now, I’m all grown up and I’ve passed down her recipe to my own daughter. Every time we make these cream puffs, we get rave reviews from our friends and family.

They’re simply irresistible!

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And don’t let the name deceive you, these cream puffs are not just for the elite and famous. In fact, they’re so easy to make that even moms can whip them up in no time.

Plus, they’re delicious and sure to please any crowd. So what are you waiting for? Start baking!

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Cream puffs are a delicious treat that will please any palate. They’re also surprisingly easy to make, so get baking!

Why do I love this recipe?

This recipe is so simple, and yet it produces the most delicious cream puffs I have ever tasted! The key to its success is using vanilla pudding for the filling – it makes the puffs nice and moist, and adds a lovely flavor.

I love serving these cream puffs for dessert, but they would also make a great snack or even breakfast. They are light and fluffy, and the perfect bite-sized treat. Plus, they are so pretty that they always impress guests!

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What Are Cream Puffs?

What are cream puffs, you ask? Well, they’re a delicious pastry made from a light and airy dough that’s filled with a creamy filling. And while they may look fancy, they’re actually pretty easy to make at home!

The key to making perfect cream puffs is all in the dough. You want to make sure it’s light and airy so that it bakes up into fluffy little puffs. And the filling is really up to you. You can use anything from whipped cream to vanilla pudding, or even just a simple sugar and buttercream filling.

Why is my cream puff soggy?

There are a few reasons why your cream puff might be soggy. The most common reason is that the cream puff wasn’t baked long enough. The dough needs to be cooked until it’s golden brown and crispy. If it’s undercooked, the dough will be too moist and will make the cream puff soggy.

Another reason why your cream puff might be soggy is that the filling is too wet. If you’re using a custard or whipped cream filling, make sure it’s not too runny. Otherwise, it will seep into the dough and make the cream puff soggy.

Finally, if you’ve stored your cream puffs in an airtight container, they might become soggy from the condensation. To avoid this, store them in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet so that the air can circulate around them.

Why do my cream puffs deflate?

There are a few reasons why cream puffs might deflate. One possibility is that the dough wasn’t cooked long enough. The dough needs to be cooked until it’s golden brown and firm to the touch. If it’s undercooked, the cream puffs will deflate when they cool.

Another possibility is that too much air was incorporated into the dough while it was being mixed. Be careful not to overmix the dough – mix just until the ingredients are combined.

Optional Cream Puff Topping

If you want to add a bit of extra flair to your cream puffs, you can top them with a simple glaze. Just mix together some confectioners’ sugar and milk, and drizzle it over the top of the puffs. You can also sprinkle on some chopped nuts or chocolate chips for an extra special touch. Enjoy!

What is in Cream Puff Filling?

There are many different recipes for cream puff filling, but the most common ingredients include milk, butter, flour, and sugar. Vanilla pudding is also a popular choice for filling cream puffs. To make the filling, these ingredients are combined and cooked until thick. Once cool, the filling can be piped into the cream puffs.

How to Assemble Cream Puffs?

Assuming you have all of your cream puffs baked and cooled, it’s time to assemble them.

  • First, make a small slit in the side of each puff. You can do this with a knife or a piping tip.
  • Next, fill a pastry bag fitted with a star tip with your vanilla pudding mixture.
  • Then, Pipe the pudding into the center of each puff, filling until the puff is full but not overfilled.
  • Finally, dust the tops of the cream puffs with powdered sugar and serve immediately. Enjoy!

How to Serve Cream Puffs?

Cream puffs are best served fresh, within a few hours of being made. If you need to store them, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To serve, dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! If you want to get really fancy, you can fill them with vanilla pudding or whipped cream before serving. Enjoy!

Delicious Famous Cream Puffs Tips:

Here are some tips for making delicious cream puffs:

  • Use a good quality puff pastry. This is the key to light, flaky cream puffs. If you can find it, use all-butter puff pastry for the best flavor and texture.
  • When rolling out the puff pastry, be sure to dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour so that the dough doesn’t stick.
  • Cut the puff pastry into even-sized squares or circles so that they will all bake evenly.
  • Make a small hole in the center of each square or circle with your finger before baking. This will allow steam to escape and prevent the cream puffs from exploding in the oven!
  • Be careful not to overfill the cream puffs. The filling should be light and airy, not too dense.
  • Serve the cream puffs immediately after filling them. If you wait too long, the pastry will become soggy.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to make perfect cream puffs every time!

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Delicious Famous Cream Puffs Variations:

There are many variations of the cream puff, but one of the most popular is the vanilla cream puff. These puffs are made with a vanilla pudding filling and are coated in a sugar and cinnamon mixture. Other variations include chocolate cream puffs, which are made with a chocolate pudding filling, and strawberry cream puffs, which are made with a strawberry pudding filling.

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Ingredients:

For the puffs:

  • Butter unsalted
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Pinch of salt

For the cream filling:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix

How to make Delicious Famous Cream Puffs:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

For the puffs:

Step 1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove, add 8 tbsp butter.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove, add 8 tbsp butter.

Step 2. Then, add 1 cup of water.

add 1 cup of water.

Step 3. Then, add 2 tsp vanilla extract for the puffs.

add 2 tsp vanilla extract for the puffs.

Step 4. Bring to a boil, stir until the butter is melted completely, and then remove from the heat.

Step 5. Immediately add the flour and pinch of salt, and stir continuously until a well-combined dough has formed.

Immediately add the flour and pinch of salt, and stir continuously until a well-combined dough has formed.

Step 6. Add the dough to a mixing bowl, and beat on low until it has cooled down.

Add the dough to a mixing bowl, and beat on low until it has cooled down.

Step 7. Mix the eggs into the dough one at a time. Be sure each egg is completely combined before adding another.

Mix the eggs into the dough one at a time. Be sure each egg is completely combined before adding another.

Step 8. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to put drops of batter onto a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet.

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to put drops of batter onto a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet.

Step 9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed up and lightly browned.

Step 10. Let cool completely.

For the cream filling:

Step 1. Start by mixing 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1 box of Instant vanilla pudding mix.

Start by mixing 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1 box of Instant vanilla pudding mix.

Step 2. Then, add ⅓ cup of whole milk.

add ⅓ cup of whole milk.

Step 3. Mix together all of the ingredients for the filling until stiff peaks have formed.

Mix together all of the ingredients for the filling until stiff peaks have formed.

Filling the puffs

Step 1. Cut each cream puff in half.

Step 2. Pipe the filling onto one side of the cream puff.

Pipe the filling onto one side of the cream puff.

Step 3. Then, top it with the other.

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Step 4. Dust with some confectioners sugar before serving if desired.

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Who doesn’t love a good cream puff? These are sure to please any palate and they’re surprisingly easy-to make. So what are you waiting for, get baking! Jump to printable recipe below!

How to Store Cream Puffs?

To store cream puffs, first, make sure they are cooled completely. Then, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

How long will cream puffs stay fresh?

Homemade cream puffs will stay fresh for 2-3 days if stored in an airtight container. After that, they’ll start to get a little soggy and lose their flavor.

How far in advance can you fill cream puffs?

You can fill cream puffs up to 2 hours in advance. Just be sure to keep them stored in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. When you’re ready to eat, simply remove them from the fridge and enjoy!

Can You Freeze Cream Puffs?

If you want them to last longer, you can freeze them. Simply place them in a freezer-safe bag and they’ll keep for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to eat them, just thaw them out at room temperature or pop them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp them up again.

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Delicious Famous Cream Puffs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
If you’re in the mood for a delicious treat, why not try out our Delicious Famous Cream Puffs? These treats are sure to please any palate and they’re surprisingly easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!
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4.39 from 197 votes

Ingredients 

For the puffs:

  • 8 Tbsp. Butter , unsalted
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 C. All purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, Large
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup water

For the cream filling:

  • 2 C. Heavy whipping cream
  • C. Whole milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 Box Instant vanilla pudding mix

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat on the stove, add the butter, water and vanilla extract for the puffs. Bring to a boil, stir until the butter is melted completely, and then remove from the heat.
  • Immediately add the flour and pinch of salt, and stir continuously until a well combined dough has formed.
  • Add the dough to a mixing bowl, and beat on low until it has cooled down.
  • Mix the eggs into the dough one at a time. Be sure each egg is completely combined before adding another.
  • Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to put drops of batter onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed up and lightly browned.
  • Let cook completely.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients for the filling until stiff peaks have formed.
  • Cut each cream puff in half.
  • Pipe the filling onto one side of the cream puff, and top it with the other.
  • Dust with some confectioners sugar before serving if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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