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11 Best Recipes for Cream Puffs

Learn how to make easy filled cream puff recipes from scratch. From classic state fair cream puffs, to flavors like chocolate, java and lemon, this fun dessert has many possibilities.

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State Fair Cream Puffs

The Wisconsin Bakers Association has served this cream puff recipe at our state fair since 1924. —Ruth Jungbluth, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

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Cherry Chocolate Cream Puffs

I developed this fun chocolate-filled cream puff recipe that’s perfect for cherry lovers. I enjoy cooking and playing with ideas for new recipes. —Christopher Fuson, Marysville, Ohio

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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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Strawberry Cream Puff Dessert

Everyone in my family loves to cook and this recipe came from a collection of family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. These cream puffs were a favorite for holidays, but good anytime. It’s a nice departure from strawberry shortcake and the best part is that you can make the shells ahead of time and freeze them. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California

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Chocolate Raspberry Cream Puff Ring

This recipe began as a basic cream puff ring. I decided to make it more special by adding hot fudge topping and a raspberry sauce. A friend declared it the best dessert she's ever had! —Mitzi Babb, Boulder, Colorado

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Sorbet Cream Puffs

Simple, super-quick and pretty as a picture, this dainty, refreshing treat from our Test Kitchen will melt any resistance to dessert! Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make. Garnish with fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries—or frozen. Vary the sorbet according to your preference. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Cream Puff Cake

With its light, golden crust and yummy filling, this creamy cake is a definite crowd-pleaser. Everyone will ask for seconds. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

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Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

Here's a triple treat for chocolate lovers...chocolate cream puffs with a rich, velvety chocolate-orange filling that's topped with a homemade chocolate syrup. Yum! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Cherry Cream Puff Ring

Making an impressive cream puff ring might seem like a challenge, but it's actually easy. Spread cherries over the rich, creamy filling to create a brunch pastry fit for any special occasion.—James Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan

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Chocolate-Filled Cream Puffs with Hot Fudge Sauce

I grew up eating my mother's homemade cream puffs. Now I make her recipe when I need to bring a treat to work. Everyone loves them so much I have to triple the batch! —Diana Voland, Martinsville, Indiana

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