Cream Puff Pyramids Recipe
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Cream Puff Pyramids Recipe

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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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Cream Puff Pyramids in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p55

Sweet White Wine

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

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