Our Best Recipes for Cream Puffs

Learn how to make tasty pastry (and cream puff filling!) from scratch.

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State Fair Cream Puffs

The Wisconsin Bakers Association has served this cream puff recipe at our state fair since 1924. I have to say it’s my favorite state fair food—even over funnel cakes! —Ruth Jungbluth, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

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Peach Cream Puffs

On a sizzling day, we crave something light, airy and cool. Nothing says summer like cream puffs stuffed with peaches and whipped cream. —Angela Benedict, Dunbar, West Virginia
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Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs

This recipe is quick and easy to whip up, and the kids will love it! They are perfect to pack for a picnic or to have as a snack for family game night. I guarantee you can't eat just one—they are so addictive and perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth! —Jennifer Erwin, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Eggnog Cream Puffs

If you want to receive rave reviews and recipe requests, combine two Christmas classics: eggnog and cream puffs. When it comes to Santa, this recipe goes on the “nice” list! —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
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Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Puffs

This extraordinary dessert showcases homemade pumpkin ice cream and cream puffs. The effort is worthwhile…and you can make the parts ahead of time for easy assembly later.—Richard Lasher, Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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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. —Denise Wahl, Homer Glen, Illinois
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Creme de Menthe Cream Puff Tree

A tower of creme de menthe-flavored puffs makes a spectacular centerpiece for your dessert table. Guests will have this sumptuous pyramid deconstructed in no time at all! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Lemon Cream Puffs

The fluffy filling for these light crisp shells has a delectable citrus flavor. —Doreen Martin, Kitimat, British Columbia
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Java Cream Puffs

These fun and fancy goodies have chopped pecans in the puffs and mouthwatering mocha cream filling. Guests will be impressed. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Cream Puff Dessert

I took this rich dessert to a fellowship meeting at our church. Everyone loved it! In fact, so many people asked for the recipe that the church secretary printed it in our monthly newsletter. —Lisa Nash, Blaine, Minnesota
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Spiced Peach Puffs

We always made cream puffs for special occasions when I was growing up in our family of seven. Sometimes we used a custard filling, but this version with whipped cream and peaches is the best. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.