Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs

 When you need a fast and fabulous dessert to feed a crowd, this is it! I made about 16 cream puffs from this recipe and the filling makes enough for you to generously stuff each one. No skimping allowed on the filling because it is THE BEST! This time I piped my shells with a pastry bag but that is definitely not necessary. I usually just use 2 spoons and push the dough onto the cookie sheet! Either way they will look pretty. A nice dusting of powdered sugar finished them off, too! Try these out and see just how simple it is to conquer the cream puff!

You’ll swear they are the best cream puffs you’ve ever seen, because they are gorgeous. And when you taste them? Real sweetened whipped cream and delicious creamy custard in a perfect golden crust. Yes, they’ll also be the best cream puffs you’ve ever tasted.

These little beauties have been the star of our family’s Easter dinners since I can remember. When they come through the front door I am sure they’re backlit with heavenly light. My husband worries I’m giving away some family secret by sharing it. But, I’m generous. And I would love if these became a family tradition for you too.


1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons)

1 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1c flour


1 pint heavy cream

1 package (3.4 OUNCES) instant vanilla pudding

⅓ cup milk

Makes approx 16


Bring the butter, water and vanilla to a boil.

Add the flour and stir constantly until it leaves the side of the pot and forms a ball.

Remove and cool.

Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time until smooth.

Drop by T. onto parchment lined cookie sheets

Bake at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.


Slice in half and pipe or scoop in Mom’s filling.

Dust with powdered sugar.


Beat the cream, pudding powder and milk in a mixer until thick like whipped cream!

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