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Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

 Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce
Croissants are a super quick stand-in for cream puffs in this luscious treat. The from-scratch caramel sauce couldn’t be easier to make and it’s irresistible with butter pecan ice cream.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 6 miniature croissants
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups butter pecan ice cream


  • Place croissants on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 5 minutes or
  • until warmed.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to
  • medium-high. Cook without stirring until mixture turns an amber
  • color and a candy thermometer reads 330°. Remove from the heat;
  • gradually stir in cream and butter until smooth.
  • Split croissants horizontally. Place a scoop of ice cream on the
  • bottom half of each croissant; replace tops. Drizzle each with 2
  • tablespoons caramel sauce (save remaining sauce for another use).
  • Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 croissant with 1/2 cup ice cream and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 435 calories, 27 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium,

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Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.