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Eggnog Cream Puffs

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

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
Eggnog Cream Puffs Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a rolling boil. Add flour all at once and nutmeg and stir until blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring vigorously until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 30-35 minutes or until puffed, very firm and golden brown. Pierce sides of each puff with tip of a knife. Cool on wire racks. Cut top third off each puff.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar, eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg; beat until soft peaks form. Just before serving, fill cream puffs with whipped cream; replace tops. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cream puff: 127 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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