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Easy Strawberry Cream Puffs

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These strawberry cream puffs are simple to make and so delicious! Tender pastry shells are filled with sweet strawberry whip cream for an easy, elegant dessert.

Cream puffs rank right up there with Lava Cake, Cobbler, and Strawberry Shortcake as one of my favorite treats! Let’s skip dinner and go straight for dessert, shall we?!

Strawberry Cream Puffs

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When I think about elegant desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is cream puffs. There’s something so pretty and dainty about them, and they are one of my favorite treats! I’ve been making them for years, and every time I bake up the choux pastry shells, I’m amazed at how easy they are to make. With just a little time and effort, you can make a delicious dessert that’s just as impressive as one you could buy at a french bakery. These strawberry cream puffs are a new variation, and one of my favorites! They’re perfect for spring baby showers, wedding brunches, or any time you need an elegant and delicious dessert.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

How to Make Cream Puffs

If you haven’t worked with choux pastry before, don’t be intimidated! It’s just four simple ingredients (yes, seriously) and the only skill you need is stirring. It’s as simple as that!

Strawberry Cream Puffs

I like to pipe my dough onto the baking sheet because it looks a little neater (also, because I really like piping), but scooping the dough works just as well.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

The pastry shells bake up so puffy and perfect! It always feels a little magical when they rise so much in the oven.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

Once they’ve cooled, you’ll cut them in half so you can add your filling. You could also poke a hole in the side of the puffs and pipe in the filling, but I think they’re a little prettier cut in half.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

The fresh strawberry whip cream takes just a few minutes to make, and adds a ton of delicious strawberry flavor! I also love how pretty and pink it makes the puffs! You will love how easy and delicious these strawberry cream puffs are to make. And once you’ve mastered the choux pastry, be sure to try my nutella cream puffs as well!

Strawberry Cream Puffs

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Strawberry Cream Puffs

These strawberry cream puffs are simple to make and so delicious! Tender pastry shells are filled with sweet strawberry whip cream for an easy, elegant dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cream, pastry, strawberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 puff
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Ounces Butter Cut into pieces
  • 1 Cup Flour

For the filling

  • 2 Cups Fresh strawberries Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar Divided
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar To sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine the water and butter, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the flour to form a thick paste. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition, to form a shiny dough.
  3. Pipe or spoon the dough into rounded mounds approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed up. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. While the puffs are cooling, puree the strawberries with two tablespoons of sugar using a food processor or blender, until smooth. Beat the whipping cream until light and fluffy, then add the remaining two tablespoons of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. With the beaters running, gradually add the strawberry mixture to the whipped cream, beating constantly to keep the mixture light and airy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. When the puffs have cooled, cut each puff in half horizontally with a serrated knife. Scoop or pipe the strawberry whip cream into each shell and dust with powdered sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If you are making these in advance, I would suggest freezing them, then thawing in the refrigerator for an hour or two before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cream Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

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