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Danish Cream Puffs

Danish Cream Puffs

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

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
12 cream
puffs

Ingredients

1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

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Tip #1

Variations:
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.

Nutrition (1 cream puff)

130 Calories
9 Fat (g)
90 Cholesterol (mg)
120 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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