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Easy Cream Puffs

This easy cream puffs recipe is a versatile treat that can be made for a variety of occasions. Simply fill with your favorite custard and serve as an elegant dessert, or whip up a batch of mini chicken salad sliders for lunch.

Easy Cream Puffs Recipe | Shauna Contois

Fluffy and buttery, with a slightly crisp shell – I guarantee you, these will soon become a family favorite! Keep on scrolling to see how to make ’em!

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Cream Puffs Recipe Ingredients | Shauna Contois

Cream Puff Ingredients

  • Water
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt

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How to Make Them

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400-degrees
  • Bring butter, water, and salt to a boil
Butter Mixture for Cream Puffs | Shauna Contois
  • Next, turn down the heat and quickly stir in flour until a ball forms
  • Then, remove pot from the heat and beat in eggs until it becomes a pasty consistency

  • Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets
Pastry Dough Ready to Bake | Shauna Contois
  • Bake at 400-degrees for 10-minutes, then turn the heat down to 350-degrees for another 20-minutes
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Topping Your Cream Puffs

  • Let the cream puffs cool before slicing
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  • Once cooled, cut tops off and clean out any excess dough before filling (if any)

  • Finally, fill up the cream puffs with your favorite custard, chocolate mouse, or fruit. In the mood for savory? Then, you’ve gotta try them with chicken salad!

  • I like to pile on the chicken salad along with some juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce
Chicken Salad Snack | Shauna Contois

And there ya have it! Simple cream puffs for lunch, snacking, or dessert. Want to give this a try? Then, be sure to pin this recipe for later and share with a friend. Enjoy!

Chicken Salad Lunch | Shauna Contois

P.S. Want more recipes like these? Then, be sure to explore the archives!

Easy Cream Puffs

This easy cream puff recipe is a versatile treat that can be made for a variety of occasions. Simply fill with your favorite custard and serve as an elegant dessert, or whip up a batch of mini chicken salad sliders for lunch.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: baking, chicken salad, cream puff, desserts, snacks
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. flour
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400-degrees
  • Bring butter, water, and salt to a boil
  • Next, turn down the heat and quickly stir in flour until a ball forms
  • Then, remove pot from the heat and beat in eggs until it becomes a pasty consistency
  • Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets
  • Bake at 400-degrees for 10-minutes, then turn the heat down to 350-degrees for another 20-minutes
  • Let the cream puffs cool before slicing
  • Once cooled, cut tops off and clean out any excess dough before filling (if any)
  • Finally, fill cream puffs with custard, chocolate mouse, or chicken salad
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