Eclair Torte Recipe
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Eclair Torte Recipe

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The pastry part of this torte bakes into one big crust, which eliminate filling individual eclairs. The homemade pudding is replaced with a rich vanilla layer that's a snap to blend together using convenient instant pudding and cream cheese.—Kathy Shepard, Shepherd, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 350 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter 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 mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, remove puff from pan and place on a serving platter.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add milk and pudding mix; beat until smooth. Spread over puff; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping; refrigerate. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Eclair Torte in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p59

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Excellent. Pastry puffed beautifully. Easy to make."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Make this and my puff pastry didn't puff

Very doughy. What did I do wrong? Filling is wonderful."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"It was delicious! I've made it over and over for my husband. It's an easy last minute desert that always looks pretty."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"made this several times. everyone loves it, looks difficult but so easy to make"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I have made this many times and I get very good reviews!"

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