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Cream Puff Pyramids

 Cream Puff Pyramids
From West Columbia, South Carolina, Saundra Busby celebrates holidays by topping store-bought miniature cream puffs with canned pie filling and melted chocolate. "These quick-to-assemble dessert call for only five ingredients," she says. "Nothing could be simpler or more elegant."
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • 24 to 32 frozen cream-filled miniature cream puffs, thawed
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Whipped cream in a can


  • In a small saucepan, warm cherry pie filling over medium-low heat
  • just until heated through. Place three or four cream puffs on each
  • dessert plate.
  • Place melted chocolate in a small resealable plastic bag; cut a small
  • hole in a corner of the bag. Spoon about 1/4 cup of warm pie filling
  • over cream puffs; drizzle with chocolate. Dust with confectioners'
  • sugar; garnish with whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 314 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.