Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert Recipe
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Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert Recipe

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Inspired by classic cream puffs, this recipe is a wonderful treat. I've served it at Cub Scout banquets, birthday parties and holidays. I'm a regular baker, and this dessert is one of my all-time favorites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Chocolate syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 248 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large 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. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 28-30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator. Just before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cream Puff Dessert in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 248 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Have made this numerous times and always come home with an empty pan. Yummy!"

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"I have made this numerous times. The end product always impresses everyone and they seem to think it is complicated to make. It is quite simple and absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend!"

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Wonderful dessert! I have made it with sugar free pudding mix and low fat whipped topping for a lighter dessert. Always fabulous."

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"This is always the first dessert to go at any gathering. LOVE IT!!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"I loved this recipe....I bake for a living and my customers loved it!"

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