Danish Cream Puffs

Danish Cream Puffs
2 Reviews
Originating in Denmark, this classic dessert is easy to make but has an elegant flair.
15 min
Prep Time
Total Time
12 cream puffs


1 cup
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/8 teaspoon
1 cup
all-purpose flour
large Land O Lakes® Eggs


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cut off tops; remove any filaments of soft dough. Just before serving, fill puffs as desired.
  5. Filling Suggestions:
  6. • Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet. Dust cream puff tops with powdered sugar or unsweetened cocoa or drizzle with purchased ice cream topping.
  7. • Whipped cream, pudding or pie filling. Top cream puffs with melted chocolate chips, melted jelly or preserves, or fresh berries.
  8. • Chicken, seafood, tuna or egg salad. Fill each cream puff with about 1/2 cup salad.
  9. Variations:
  10. Mini Cream Puffs: Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 28-33 minutes.
  11. 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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Recipe Comments and 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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