Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

“I’ve tried several cream puff recipes.  This oldie but goodie recipe is my favorite and never fails.  It is just a basic French pastry, the easiest and the best!   So good. Because these cream puffs are smaller, each one is only 117 calories or 3 Weight Watcher points.  If you eat one cream puff, with the filling, but without the frosting, then one is only 66 calories or 2 Weight Watcher points.  Sounds low calorie to me!   Enjoy!

Servings:  30     Cook Time:  40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

CREAM PUFF SHELLS:

½ cup butter

1 cup water

1 cup flour

¼ teaspoon salt

4 eggs

CUSTARD FILLING:

2 cup milk

1 egg

⅔ cup sugar

⅓ cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon butter

DIRECTIONS:

CREAM PUFF SHELLS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Grease or spray cookie sheets.
  3. In a medium saucepan, boil the water.
  4. Add butter and stir to melt.
  5. Add flour and salt at once, stirring vigorously until mixture is smooth and forms a ball.
  6. Cool slightly for 10 minutes.
  7. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each egg until blended and smooth.
  8. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 325° and bake an additional 25 minutes.
  10. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  11. With a sharp knife slit each cream puff in half.
  12. Fill with custard filling.
  13. Top with a chocolate frosting or dusting of confectioner’s sugar.
  14. Store covered in refrigerator.

CUSTARD FILLING:

        1. In a medium saucepan, beat egg and milk together.

        2.  Add the sugar, flour, and salt mixing well, and cook over medium heat until thick and just below boiling point.

        3.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.

        4.  Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap touching the top of the custard, and store in refrigerator until chilled and ready to use.

Nutritional Information:  Cream Puffs

<!–Serving Size: 30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1/30
–> Amount Per Serving
Calories: 117
Calories from Fat: 42

  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 7%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 8%
  • Cholesterol 26mg 9%
  • Sodium 154mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Protein 2g 3%
  • Sugars 12g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 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.

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Categories: Desserts, LOW-CALORIE

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2 replies

  1. Yes, I believe this was also my Mom’s recipe! Same generation! 🙂 She used this custard recipe in other desserts as well. My card is very old! I’ve tried others, but I just love this one! This custard cream is special. I will be making these again very soon! Thanks for commenting, Diane!

  2. Wow! I remember my Mom making these and I think this is the same recipe she used! We only had them for very special occasions and they were delicious. Thanks for the memories as well as the recipe.

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