Pumpkin Cream Puffs


These impressive pumpkin cream puffs are surprisingly simple to make. A classic puff recipe with a delicious variation in the filling for your fall and winter table.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or to taste, plus extra for dusting

  • ½ (15 ounce) can pumpkin purée


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place butter, water, and salt in a heavy saucepan, and bring to a full rolling boil. Stir in flour and beat vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Place dough ball in a mixing bowl, and beat in eggs, one at a time, adding the next egg when the last one has been fully incorporated.

  3. Drop dough by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet, and bake until puffs rise and are golden brown on top, with fully-cooked insides, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before filling. Cut cream puffs horizontally with a serrated knife.

  4. To make filling, place cream in the work bowl of an electric mixer, and whip until it begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and pumpkin pie spice until well-mixed, and continue mixing until cream forms soft peaks, about 3 minutes.

  5. Use a rubber spatula or wire whisk to fold 1/3 of pumpkin purée into whipped cream. Gently run the spatula through the center of the bowl, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated. Add remaining pumpkin purée, folding just until incorporated.

  6. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of pumpkin cream filling into each puff, and dust the top of each puff with confectioners' sugar and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice for garnish. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
19g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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