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Strawberry-Lemon Cream Puffs Recipe

Strawberry-Lemon Cream Puffs Recipe

A tangy lemon filling chock-full of berry slices is tucked inside these tender puffs. "My husband is impressed with their great taste and appearance. I like how easy the puffs are to make," pens Janice Mitchell from Aurora, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter 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 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. remove to wire racks. Immediately split puffs open and remove tops; discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
  • 4. For filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in milk and yogurt until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon extract and butter flavoring. Cool. Fold in strawberries. Chill.
  • 5. Fill the cream puffs just before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.