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Cream Puffs Recipes

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Surprise your family or friends with these tasty puffed pastries. This page contains cream puffs recipes.


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September 20, 2011


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 unbeaten eggs


Add butter and salt to boiling water and stir in flour. Remove from stove and let cool. Then add, one at a time, 3 unbeaten eggs, beating each one in thoroughly.

Drop on a greased flat tin and bake 30 - 40 minutes in a moderate* oven.

By Mrs.E.S. Orr from Eugene, OR

*NOTE: According to the 1935 cookbook, a moderate oven is 350 degrees F - 400 degrees F.

Also, I have a filling recipe if anyone wants to try these. GG Vi

Servings: NA
Prep Time: NA Minutes
Cooking Time: 30- 40 Minutes

Source: Jan. 15, 1920 newspaper clipping. There are a few more recipes listed. They are similar in content as this one, except for "Homemade Soap" from North Dakota Agricultural College. It is fun to read about old old recipes. LOL.

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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July 19, 2019

Cream puffs are good anytime! They can be filled with custard, whipped cream, or pudding. I like to make the filling with 1/2 sugar free vanilla pudding mixed with 1/2 whipped cream which is unsweetened. That way there's no sugar, unless it's added as for the powdered sugar dusted on the tops.


Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 35-40 min

Total Time: 1.5 hr

Yield: 12

Source: Old Betty Crocker book


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small package sugar-free vanilla pudding
  • 8 oz whipping cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar for tops


  1. Heat oven to 400F. Heat water and butter to a rolling boil. Add the flour and turn the heat to low.
  2. Stir vigorously over a low heat (about a minute) or until mixture forms a ball in the pan. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the eggs all at once. Continue mixing until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Finish stirring with a spatula or spoon.
  5. Take a big heaping Tablespoon full of your dough, and swipe it off the spoon onto your cooking sheet. Sort of make a twisty peak on the tops as the dough is swiped off with your finger from the spoon (twist optional); then bake.
  6. While the puffs are baking, you can make your instant pudding and your whipped cream in two separate bowls, then refrigerate.
  7. When the puffs are done, place them on a rack to cool, away from any drafts, as any cool air blowing on them will cause them to "un-puff" or flatten out.
  8. When they're cooled completely, cut just the upper third off the top (gently)of the ones you're going to eat right away. I am showing how the inside of the cut puff will have what's called a webbing or filament inside, and you just pick that out, there's very little. Set aside your puffs for now.
  9. Now take your chilled pudding, and gently fold into your whipping cream with a spatula.
  10. Then fill the puffs you're going to eat right away with the pudding whipped cream mixture, and dust with powdered sugar, which is optional. Enjoy!
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February 7, 2012

Easier than making individual cream puffs. I found this recipe on an egg carton from Aldi's!

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September 4, 2012

Yummy dessert! I love the vanilla pudding as filling, but I think chocolate pudding filling is just as good.

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December 19, 2006

Recipe for Egg and Cheese Puffs. Beat eggs and combine with other ingredients. Drop from a spoon into a skillet with hot fat and brown slowly over low heat, about 2 minutes on each side.

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January 11, 2012

A family favorite!

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June 25, 2009

Bring the water and butter to a boil and remove from heat. Add the flour and mix until it turns to a ball. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and stir after each egg.

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March 20, 2009

Cream butter, add sugar, flour, vanilla and nuts. Shape into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.

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December 10, 20080 found this helpful

Happy Holidays from Food Frenzie! Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, combine water and butter over medium heat; bring to a boil.


Add flour all at once and stir vigorously until dough comes together. Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes.

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August 8, 20050 found this helpful

These delightful cream puffs make a wonderful treat for the one you love.

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June 23, 20090 found this helpful

I found this years ago and it is great for family gatherings, luncheons, funerals, or anywhere you want to have something very special.


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 4 Eggs


Add butter to water in sauce pan and bring to boil. Lower heat. Stir in flour until pasty. Take off heat and add eggs one at a time. Beat until smooth. Grease 13x9 inch glass dish and spread batter in bottom and very thinly up sides of the dish. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25-35 minutes until slightly browned. Crust will puff up and sink down when cool.




  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 large box vanilla instant pudding


Beat cream cheese with mixer. Add pudding and milk ALTERNATELY a little at a time. Beat 3 minutes. Pour into cooled shell.

Top with cool whip.

Drizzle with chocolate syrup on top.

Refrigerate. Enjoy!

By Karen from Port Clinton OH


Cream Puff Dessert

This is the same as my cream puff recipe that I have used for many years. But instead of spreading the dough into a cake pan, I drop it by heaping Tablespoon onto a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown. Let cool and cut off about 1/3 of the top. Fill with your choice of pudding type filling (I will have to try your cream cheese filling.) Replace the top and sift a little powdered sugar over the tops. Refrigerate and serve cold. Great recipe for potluck dinners.



By Harlean

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