Banana Split Cream Puffs
"These fruity cream puff 'sandwiches' are a treat that our family has always found scrumptious," notes field editor Sandra McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "For a nice variation, use whipped cream instead of the ice cream."
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 12 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 large or 2 medium bananas, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
- 1/2 cup hot fudge sauce
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside.
- Fill each puff with a scoop of ice cream and top with fruit. Drizzle with hot fudge sauce. Replace tops and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 327 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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Originally published as Banana Split Cream Puffs in Taste of Home August/September 1995