Holiday Cream Puffs

Makes 12
Prep 30 m
Bake 20 - 25 m
Cook 4 m
Stand 60 m


Cream Puffs:



  1. 1 of 4 Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine water, butter, sugar and salt in saucepan. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Add flour; beat with wooden spoon until ball forms and clings to spoon.
  2. 2 of 4 Return to heat; cook for 3 minutes, stirring mixture. Transfer to food processor or to a heavy-duty electric mixer.
  3. 3 of 4 Add eggs, 1 at a time, processing or mixing after each addition; batter should be smooth and shiny. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil. Dollop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared sheet, making some puffs slightly smaller. You should have about 24 puffs.
  4. 4 of 4 Bake in 425 degrees F oven 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and hollow-sounding when tapped. Turn off oven; leave in oven with door closed, until dry, 1 hour.


  1. 1 of 2 Combine pudding mix, milk and Kirsch in bowl; whisk until mixture starts to thicken. Beat cream in second bowl until medium peaks form. Fold into pudding mixture. Divide in half. Tint half pink, half green. Transfer to 2 pastry bags, fitted with large star tips.
  2. 2 of 2 Slice tops off puffs. Pipe filling into bottoms of puffs. Crown with tops; serve plain or with hot fudge sauce.
Nutrition Information for Holiday Cream Puffs
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: