Spiced Peach Puffs Recipe
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Spiced Peach Puffs Recipe

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We always made cream puffs for special occasions when I was growing up in a family of seven. My favorite filling, then and now, is whipped cream and nutmeg-spiced peaches. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh or frozen peaches, thawed
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cream puff: 99 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, nutmeg 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. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Just before serving, fill puffs with whipped cream and peaches. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Spiced Peach Puffs in Country Woman June/July 2009, p40

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meanmary5 User ID: 5028997 125362
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Love peaches, but will also try with fresh apricots."

donnawolf User ID: 984732 181503
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I make cream puffs and they are not as hard as people think, this idea with the little touch of nutmeg and then using fresh peaches sounds wonderful! Thanks for the GREAT idea...."

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