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Chocolate Eclairs Recipe
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Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

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With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, these eclairs from Jessica Campbell of Viola, Wisconsin are extra special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 483 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 174 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Using a tablespoon or a pastry tube with a No. 10 or large tip, form dough into 4x1-1/2-in. strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split eclairs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool eclairs.
  3. In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix according to package directions. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding. Fill eclairs (chill any remaining filling for another use).
  4. For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and enough hot water to achieve a smooth consistency. Cool slightly. Frost eclairs. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Eclairs in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 483 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 174 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 10, 2011

I made these after seeing them made at a Taste of Home Cooking show. It was alot easier than I thought it would be to make and my husband has been nagging me to make them again! I didn't split them but poked a hole in the end and squirted the filling in. I used a ziplock bag to squirt out the dough to back and another one to fill the eclairs after they baked. I didn't put a pastry tip or anything on the bag either.

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

These are absolutely delicious. It's a lot easier than I thought it would be and they always turn out perfect.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

The Eclairs was very good. The only adjustment I made was to cut a small slit in the top and placed back into the over at 250 degree for an addition 10 minutes to dry the inside out.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008
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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2008

Worth the effort! My brother insists I have these whenever he comes over.

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