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Cream Puffs
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How to Make Cream Puffs

Cream puffs are delicate but you'll get the hang of it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 76kcal


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 6 Tablespoon Water
  • 5 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter cut into chunks
  • 2 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ C Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg


  • In a medium sauce pan combine milk, water, butter, sugar, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat stirring frequently.
  • When boiling reduce heat to low and add in flour. Stir and smash together over low heat for 3 minutes until smooth ball.
  • Transfer to stand-up mixer with paddle attachment. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Stir on medium speed and slowly pour in eggs.
  • Mix until smooth, less than a minute.
  • Place dough into a piping bag and pipe in 1.5 -2 inch mounds on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Bake at 425 degs F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 375 and bake for another 8 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and turn oven off. Cut a small slit into the side of each pastry.
  • Place back in the oven with door open and allow to cool for about 45 mins.
  • Fill with cream as desired. Slightly Adapted from Cooks Illustrated Issue Holiday Baking 2010.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg