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French Vanilla Cream Puffs

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"French vanilla filling dotted with mini chocolate chips is sandwiched in puffy pastry for this elegantly sweet dessert. You could substitute white chocolate or chocolate pudding for the vanilla if you like."
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove puffs to wire racks. Immediately cut a slit in each for steam to escape. Cool. Split puffs and remove soft dough.
  3. For filling, in a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and chips. Fill cream puffs just before serving; replace tops. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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Most helpful positive review

For a faster recipe, substitute instant French vanilla or chocolate pudding. Drizzle chocolate on top and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar.

Most helpful critical review

The taste was really good and I used pistachio pudding so it gave it a really nice color/taste. However, the prep time took much longer than I thought and the constant cooking/cooling and size ...

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For a faster recipe, substitute instant French vanilla or chocolate pudding. Drizzle chocolate on top and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar.

This was fast, easy and so good! I also tried them with chocolate pudding and there were also good. I still think the French Vanilla were the best. These are great to make the puff ahead of time...

This was good and I used the filling for little tart shells. However there is WAY too much chocolate chips. I doubled the recipe and can't imagine using 24 oz of choc. chips for 2 boxes of pud...

Soooo good! The puffs fluff up beautifully, and the vanilla filling is so rich and creamy. I prefer to melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the top - looks kinda pro! I'm not much of a baker b...

It tasted great and the recipe was pretty easy to follow. They were not too good looking. They did not puff much and were not as crispy as I though tthey they would be. But they were great tasti...

The taste was really good and I used pistachio pudding so it gave it a really nice color/taste. However, the prep time took much longer than I thought and the constant cooking/cooling and size ...

Very simple to make and everyone loved them. I will make again. I also used parchment paper and added a tablespoon of vanilla to the dough as on reviewer did. Also added the eggs one at a time...

This was my first time making cream puffs and they came out beautifully! My family was happy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Really quick and easy! I added 1 tablespoon of vanilla to the batter and did not use the chips. I also doubled the amount of batter for each puff for a larger puff. Everyone is loving these!!