Apricot Cream Puffs

Apricot Cream Puffs
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Light and fluffy apricot filling in a crisp cream puff shell makes an elegant dessert.
15 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Cream Puffs

1 cup
water
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
all-purpose flour
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs

Filling

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 (8-ounce) container
whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup
apricot or peach spreadable fruit preserves
1/3 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla

Topping

2 tablespoons
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
apricot or peach spreadable fruit preserves, melted

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine water and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in flour vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool mixture 10 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
  3. Drop 1/4 cupfuls dough, 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.
  4. Beat chilled whipping cream in chilled bowl on high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Add all remaining filling ingredients; continue beating until fluffy.
  5. Cut off tops of puffs; fill each with about 1/4 cup filling mixture. Cover with tops of cream puffs. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; drizzle with 1/2 cup melted spreadable fruit.

Recipe Tips

- If spreadable fruit is too thick to drizzle after melting, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.

- Make the cream puff portion of this recipe ahead of time to avoid any last minute rush. Prepare the dough and bake as directed. Cool completely. Place unfilled cream puffs in airtight container. Freeze up to 1 month. Before serving, let cream puffs stand at room temperature while preparing the filling.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
350
Cholesterol
140mg
Carbohydrates
28g
Protein
4g
Fat
23g
Sodium
150mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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It's important to keep a cool kitchen while making these cream puffs. If the daytime temperature is quite high, bake them in the evening and fill with cream before eating. Also only fill with cream the appoximate number needed.

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