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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • CHOCOLATE ORANGE FILLING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 4 cups whipped topping
  • CHOCOLATE SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, chocolate and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Pierce side of each puff with tip of knife. Cool on wire racks. Split puffs open. Pull out and discard soft dough from inside tops and bottoms.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, milk and marmalade. Cook and stir until chips are melted. Cool to room temperature. Stir in orange liqueur; fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  • Just before serving, fill cream puffs with filling; drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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