Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert Recipe

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Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert Recipe
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Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert Recipe

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Inspired by classic cream puffs, this recipe is a wonderful treat. I've served it at Cub Scout banquets, birthday parties and holidays. I'm a regular baker, and this dessert is one of my all-time favorites. —Denise Wahl, Homer Glen, Illinois
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Chocolate syrup

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 28-30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator. Just before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Fresh fruit makes for a colorful and tasty addition. Try berries or bananas.
  • A small offset spatula is your friend when you are spreading layered desserts. Don't have one? No problem; the back of a spoon works well, too.
  • Originally published as Cream Puff Dessert in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p49

    Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 248 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 large eggs
    • FILLING:
    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 2-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
    • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
    • TOPPING:
    • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • Chocolate syrup
    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 28-30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
    3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator. Just before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Fresh fruit makes for a colorful and tasty addition. Try berries or bananas.
  • A small offset spatula is your friend when you are spreading layered desserts. Don't have one? No problem; the back of a spoon works well, too.
  • Originally published as Cream Puff Dessert in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p49

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    cookin4livin User ID: 6360954 271489
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

    "I've been making this recipe for 20 plus years. It is a family favorite. In fact my Husband always wanted this instead of a birthday cake. When I made it I used sugar free pudding along with sugar free whipped topping with my husband being a diabetic. Another added hint I would add sliced bananas to change it up a bit. June"

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    justmbeth User ID: 1196484 271458
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

    "I have been making this recipe for 30 yrs since I was a teenager. We called it ?clair cake. It is a family favorite."

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    Janine User ID: 9207462 271455
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

    "Excellent!"

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    MaryXmas15 User ID: 8619392 249598
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

    "easy recipe with excellent results! People rave about this cake."

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    hkwenke01 User ID: 6720835 215098
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "Delicious! I'd recommend doubling the pudding and whipped topping though....barely enough to cover a layer using this large of a pan. This amount would be perfect for a 9x13 pan."

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    voodoowitch User ID: 635464 208087
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

    "Have made this numerous times and always come home with an empty pan. Yummy!"

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    jcox53333 User ID: 5083615 159512
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

    "I have made this numerous times. The end product always impresses everyone and they seem to think it is complicated to make. It is quite simple and absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend!"

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    roseholste User ID: 2524778 164514
    Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

    "Wonderful dessert! I have made it with sugar free pudding mix and low fat whipped topping for a lighter dessert. Always fabulous."

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    vgunden User ID: 3149348 159495
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

    "This is always the first dessert to go at any gathering. LOVE IT!!!"

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    lorriej User ID: 4946024 95615
    Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

    "I loved this recipe....I bake for a living and my customers loved it!"

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