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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

Ingredients

  • 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 serving (1 piece) equals 350 calories, 23 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 350 calories, 23 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Make this and my puff pastry didn't puff

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

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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."

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

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

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

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

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I have made this many times and it is always a winner!"

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