These are the best Cream Puffs and you won’t believe how crazy simple they are to make!
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The first time I ate them, I was seven weeks pregnant with my first child and we were visiting Pennsylvania for Christmas. I was doing my best to eat healthy and had not gained any weight yet. Then, out came a plate of these beautiful Cream Puffs for our first night’s dessert.
They looked incredible and I knew I had to try one. However, one turned into three. Oh well…the baby was hungry, right? When we moved to Pennsylvania for a few years, I was lucky to be able to eat this dessert at many special occasions. When my family went to visit this past Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law and I made Cream Puffs together and we had a great time! My kids LOVE them too! I always look forward to making them this yummy treat for everyone to enjoy!
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Tools used in this Cream Puff recipe:
Large Pot: This pot is a kitchen essential for everything from dinner to desserts. I use mine all the time and with proper care, it’ll last for years and years.
Hand Mixer: While I love my stand mixer, this handheld mixer is perfect for smaller recipes and when I need just a quick mix.
Baking Sheet: A nice big baking sheet is a must have for any kitchen. This half pan sheet is large than a regular cookie and works great for anything you’re baking.
Silicone Mat: I use a silicone mat on my baking sheet practically every time I bake. The mat makes for easy cleanup and my foods don’t stick to the pan.
Cookie Scoop: Cookie scoops are my favorite way to portion dough and batter when I’m baking. This set has 3 different sizes so I get the right amount in each scoop.
- 1/2 cup one stick butter
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding 3.4 oz each
- 1 1/3 cup cold whole milk
- 8 oz sour cream
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Melt stick of butter and water to a rolling boil
- Stir in flour and stir vigorously over low heat until mixture leaves the pan (comes off the sides) and is in a ball (about 1 minute)
- Remove from heat and cool for a couple of minutes
- Beat in eggs (one at a time) with a mixer
- Beat mixture until smooth and velvety
- Drop by spoonfuls (walnut sized) onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper
- Bake until DRY, 20-25 minutes (maybe longer)
- Allow cream puffs to cool completely
- Mix instant vanilla pudding with whole milk until the pudding is dissolved
- Add sour cream until thick
- Put mixture in the refrigerator (at least an hour)
- Slice the cream puffs in half and fill with the chilled pudding mixture
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar
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