- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- LEMON FILLING:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Immediately split puffs and remove tops; discard soft dough from inside. Set puffs and tops aside to cool.
- For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until partially set.
- In a large bowl, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold into lemon mixture. Fill cream puffs; replace tops. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 10 servings.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Lemon Cream Puffs
"I only used the filling recipe 5 minutes ago and was concerned because people have had trouble so I will comment with what may help others, including anyone that has left previous reviews.You do cook the eggs for the filling---chachtel, you are thinking of the dough. And yes, cakeladyjackie, it is one whole egg beaten. Your whites likely appeared because the mixture was heating too quickly---whites cook faster than yolks hence the need for stir-stir-stir. The trick is to bring up the temp gradually while constantly stirring and remove from heat as soon as it coats a spoon---don't pay attention to the time it takes or the word 'boil' in the recipe. I didn't and it worked for me. A double boiler makes it simple too. :)"
"cakeladyjackie: You don't cook the eggs. You let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then you beat in the eggs (beat well). Nothing is said about cooking them, except after making into a batter."
"just made this tonight, re:filling--are you sure its 1 whole egg beaten? when I cooked mine, the egg whites started to appear, so I wasted it, did it over and used egg yolks and cooked over a double boiler. they were great after I did this....advise please......"
"I love these! They were simple and sweet. Great for Easter! They do get soggy if not eaten the same day. A little salt added to the dough is good..."
"I love these! They were simple and sweet. Great for Easter! They do get soggy if not eaten the same day."