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Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

 Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs
Here's a triple treat for chocolate lovers...chocolate cream puffs with a rich, velvety chocolate-orange filling that's topped with a homemade chocolate syrup. Yum! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
24 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 4 cups whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, chocolate and salt to a
  • boil. Add flour all at once and stir 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

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Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Pierce side of each puff
  • with tip of knife. Cool on wire racks. Split puffs open. Pull out
  • and discard soft dough from inside tops and bottoms.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, milk
  • and marmalade. Cook and stir until chips are melted. Cool to room
  • temperature. Stir in orange liqueur; fold in whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch
  • and salt. Stir in water until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and
  • stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  • Just before serving, fill cream puffs with filling; drizzle with
  • chocolate syrup.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cream puff with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup equals 206 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.