Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Croissants are a super quick stand-in for cream puffs in this luscious treat. The from-scratch caramel sauce couldn’t be easier to make and it’s irresistible with butter pecan ice cream. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 6 miniature croissants
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups butter pecan ice cream


  1. Place croissants on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until warmed.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook without stirring until mixture turns an amber color and a candy thermometer reads 330°. Remove from the heat; gradually stir in cream and butter until smooth.
  3. Split croissants horizontally. Place a scoop of ice cream on the bottom half of each croissant; replace tops. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce (save remaining sauce for another use).

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 435 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.