Luscious Cream Puffs ~ An Easy Spring Treat

Well, here we are on Day 3 already of our Spring Blog Hop! Did you see all the amazing treats that everyone shared yesterday? If you haven’t, hop on over…get it, hop on over :)

Our hostess for today’s Hop Party is Shelley and the girls at How Does She? If you haven’t seen their blog, you are in for a treat. Whether you need to know how to make your own bubbles or throw a special Birthday party, they have it all, and then some!

Today I’m sharing these easy, melt in your mouth, Cream Puffs.

 

Now, I’ll have to admit, I’m usually looking for ways to save money by baking from scratch, and really, about 90% of what I bake, is from scratch, but when I saw these Luscious Cream Puffs in the Kraft Food and Family, Spring 2006 edition, I knew I just had to bake and share them with you.

Luscious Cream Puffs
 
Luscious Cream Puffs from HoosierHomemade.com.
Ingredients
  • ½ pkg (17.3 oz) frozen puff pastry (1 sheet, thawed)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pkg (4 serving size) Vanilla Instant Pudding (I used French Vanilla)
  • ½ cup Whipped Topping, thawed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. After Puff Pastry is thawed, carefully unfold onto lightly floured surface, roll pastry out to 10 inch square.
  3. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out 9-12 circles (I squeezed mine very close together and got 11).
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, pour milk into large bowl, add dry pudding mix and whisk until well blended, about 2 minutes.
  6. Gently fold Whipped Topping in. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  7. Cut Cream Puffs horizontally in half.
  8. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of pudding mixture onto bottom halves of cream puffs, cover with tops.
  9. To drizzle, you may either use melted chocolate or I mixed about ¼ cup of Powdered Sugar and a very small amount of milk. I added 1 drop of food color to make them a pretty Spring color.

 

 

 

 

Note: It has been a long time since I used Puff Pastry and I had forgotten that you can’t re-roll it and re-cut. They just don’t raise for some reason. So, I would suggest, to get the most out of your pastry, cut the circles as close together as possible and bake the scraps to have extra snacks.

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Comments

  1. YUM!
    Did you know cream puffs are my favorite?
    They look delicious!
    .-= Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}´s last blog ..postcard giveaway =-.

  2. TammyM says:

    Oh yum! Those look so delicious! Thanks for the tip on not rerolling. I am sure I would have done that.
    .-= TammyM´s last blog ..I Am The Grand Prize Winner!!! =-.

  3. Those look light and yummy and perfect for spring!!

  4. oh my how yummy and I love the spring colors on them I am giving these a try for sure thanks
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ~LAZINESS =-.

  5. Mrs. Jen B says:

    Oh my gosh! I never, ever thought to use puff pastry for these! And they’re soooo pretty! I wish I didn’t have so many people bringing dessert on Easter or I’d make these!…I might make them anyway…they’re SOOO pretty!
    .-= Mrs. Jen B´s last blog ..Refreshing Cucumber Salad =-.

  6. Isabel says:

    Wow…these look amazing. I’ve not used puff pastry before so i’m glad that you added those notes! I hope mine turned out as pretty as yours! :)

  7. Paula says:

    This post made me recall the first time I ever had a cream puff. I was about 11. My girlfriends mother made the best pastry and fresh whipped cream and one day after school she had a counter full of filled puffs sitting there waiting. We were each allowed one and for me, it was the best thing I had ever tasted. I wished with every bite I took that it would never be finished!
    Maybe I need to try your recipe, it’s been awhile since I had one :)

    • CupcakeLady says:

      @Paula, What a cool story! I love them too, although mine aren’t quite as good as the “real” thing. Hopefully I’ll have some more time in the future to try them.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Liz

  8. Lynn says:

    My grandmother used to make the best cream puffs. I have not had them in so long. Your look really good.
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Peanut Butter Pancake Syrup =-.

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