Vanilla Cream Puff Dessert
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Absolutely my favorite dessert of all time. My family has been making this for years except with chocolate Magic She’ll instead of choc syrup on top. We call it Eclair Cake.
I was searching for a simple summer time suitable dessert recipe and came upon this recipe. It is absolutely the best. I have filed it with my "make again" recipes. It is a crowd pleaser. All who tasted it raved. This was simpler to prepare than chocolate eclairs or cream puffs.
Sounds perfect for my women's group but I would switch out the Cool Whip with freshly whipped cream. I wish there was a way around using the vanilla pudding but the cream cheese should make it taste more like pastry cream, so I will use it.
This sheet cream puff dessert was beyond delicious, It was the perfect ending to my Italian dinner I made for my family. Creamy and not too sweet. I served them with balsamic strawberries..
My mom used to make cream puffs. They were heavenly and such a special treat. I love the idea of using a sheet pan for the dough when serving a larger crowd however I prefer to make the custard filling from scratch using egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and butter (Mom marked in my now 50 year old Betty Crocker cookbook the vanilla custard recipe as what she used for her filling). I use this custard for hubby's birthday coconut cream pie and it is to die for. No whipped cream topping needed.
I know it takes a little longer but I make my own vanilla pudding from scratch. I don't like boxed. I like another reader whip my own cream and make whipped cream. Somuch better with fresh ingredients.
Got this recipe quite a few years ago from Taste of Home. It is THE BEST !
When I make this I use French vanilla pudding. I buy a can of Betty Crocker dark fudge frosting, melt it a little in micro, then drizzle over top of whipped cream. I don't use the whole can of frosting. Very good.
Why waste time making the dough ? Puff pastry works beautifully in this recipe. I have made it both ways and the puff pastry is the winner !
So delicious! About like eating a chocolate eclair and I JUST LOVE CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS! I made it as it was written and wouldn't change a thing. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because the bottom part of the crust was a little solidified and I would have liked it a little flakier.