Danish Cream Puffs

Danish Cream Puffs

Originating in Denmark, this classic dessert is easy to make but has an elegant flair.

15 min. prep time
12 cream puffs
252 Ratings


1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour


Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine water, butter and salt in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-10 minutes or until mixture just comes to a full boil. Stir in flour vigorously 1 minute or until mixture forms ball. Remove from heat. Cool mixture 10 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 3 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Pierce each puff gently with fork to allow steam to escape. Cool completely.

Cut off tops; remove any filaments of soft dough. Just before serving, fill puffs as desired.

Filling Suggestions:

• Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet. Dust cream puff tops with powdered sugar or unsweetened cocoa or drizzle with purchased ice cream topping.

• Whipped cream, pudding or pie filling. Top cream puffs with melted chocolate chips, melted jelly or preserves, or fresh berries.

• Chicken, seafood, tuna or egg salad. Fill each cream puff with about 1/2 cup salad.

Mini Cream Puffs: Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 28-33 minutes.

Cream Puff Ring: Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet in 9-inch ring shape. Bake 35-45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cream puff)

Calories: 130

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 120mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #1645©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are so easy to make and they look especially elegant when sprinkled with a little powdered sugar! A sure win for a newbie like me.
I have made these fluffy danish cream puffs for my family on special occasions and they have been enjoyed immensely. These puffs do not require a lot of time and effort and they can be filled with any desired fillings. I find myself making them with pudding or an italian homemade cream. You may use anything you`d prefer to entertain guests whether it be as an appetizer filling or as a dessert filling. When I make these as a dessert, I usually sprinkle them with powdered suger or drizzle them with melted chocolate. They are delicious!

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