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Cream Puff Shells

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"Choux pastry -- fill with sweetened whipped cream or custard."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 137
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 large puffs)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In medium saucepan, combine shortening, salt and boiling water and heat until entire mixture boils. Reduce heat, add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is thick and shiny and breaks from spoon.
  2. Pipe or spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake 20 minutes more, or until golden and sound hollow when tapped. Cool and fill.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 137 calories; 10.3 8.1 3.2 62 48 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I make cream puffs a few times a year and this is a really good recipe. Make sure you cook the flour till it pulls away from the sides of the pan and looks kinda dry and don't forget 1 egg at a ...

Most helpful critical review

I could not get these to puff...Followed the recipe to a Tee...Wish they had though, cuz you all made them sound so yummy!

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I make cream puffs a few times a year and this is a really good recipe. Make sure you cook the flour till it pulls away from the sides of the pan and looks kinda dry and don't forget 1 egg at a ...

I've made these so many times and they turn out really good every time. I fill these with whipped cream mixed with cream cheese [1/2 cup whipping cream + 1/3 cup sugar + 8oz cream cheese] and th...

In Australia we know these as profiteroles (a French dish) and people make a spectacular wedding cake out of them by building the filled puffs into a pyramid and covering them with a hard toffee...

I am a BIG proponent of using butter rather than marg or shortening, but in these, I recommend marg or shortening - it produces a better result. Also, try layering the filling - the cream chees...

Hubby loves cream puffs, so I make these often for him. You can also substitute beer for the water and fill the puffs with chicken, tuna or egg salad! Delicious!

This recipe makes a very good cream puff. I fill with instant vanilla pud- ding. Also, melt semi-sweet choc. chips with small amount of shortening and dip tops of puffs. D...

Every time I've made these they come out perfect! No one believes that I made them, I also took another's advise & fill them with 1/2 c whipping cream+1/3 c sugar+8 oz cream cheese. They're a hu...

fan - bleeping - tastic ! The only change I made was I do not use shortening. I use butter. I also used a 1 inch cookie scoop because I like smaller puffs. These take about half the time to cook...

Fast, easy, delicious - I filled it with real whipped cream and drizzled chocolate on top!