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Chocolate-Cheesecake Cream Puffs Recipe

I always get compliments from the chocolate lovers at my table when I serve these dainty puffs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • 2. Drop 12 rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool. Split puffs and set tops aside; remove soft dough from inside. Cool.
  • 3. For filling, melt chocolate chips in a microwave; set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; gradually beat into chocolate mixture. Spoon into cream puffs; replace tops. For glaze, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave. Drizzle over puffs. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 450 calories, 37 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 166 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.