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Cream Puffs with Raspberry Sauce

 Cream Puffs with Raspberry Sauce
This is the most elegant dessert I make, and all who try it love it. These cute little puffs filled with ice cream are perfect for any special occasion.
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring water and 1/4 cup butter 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 mixture is smooth
  • and shiny.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside.
  • Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs. Fill puffs with 2-3/4
  • cups ice cream; replace tops. Cover tightly and freeze.
  • For sauce, place the raspberries in a blender; cover and process

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Cream Puffs with Raspberry Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Strain seeds. Stir in the remaining ice cream until
  • melted. In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate, milk and remaining
  • butter over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.
  • To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons raspberry sauce on each dessert plate;
  • top with filled cream puffs. Drizzle with chocolate sauce; sprinkle
  • with pistachios. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cream puff equals 128 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.