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Spiced Peach Puffs

We always made cream puffs for special occasions when I was growing up in our family of seven. Sometimes we used a custard filling, but this version with whipped cream and peaches is the best. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 70 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, nutmeg 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, one 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 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Just before serving, fill puffs with whipped cream and peaches. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cream puff: 99 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • ms.delicious12
    Apr 15, 2013

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  • cilvatang
    Jun 28, 2010

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  • meanmary5
    Jun 28, 2010

    Love peaches, but will also try with fresh apricots.

  • donnawolf
    Jun 28, 2010

    I make cream puffs and they are not as hard as people think, this idea with the little touch of nutmeg and then using fresh peaches sounds wonderful! Thanks for the GREAT idea....