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Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert

 Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert
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.
15 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding
  • mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20

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Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Just before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15
  • servings.
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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.