Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe

Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe. I have always loved cream puffs. They are a holiday favorite for my kids and I to bake together. With strawberries almost always being in season here in south Louisiana, this is our favorite filling to make. Once you try these, I am certain they will become a favorite for your family as well!

Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe

My aunt used to make cream puffs for every family gathering. I always looked forward to the cream puff platter on the table. You can substitute the strawberries for your favorite berry or any other flavor you love. Add a little cocoa or caramel and they will be delicious.

Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe

These strawberry cream puffs have become the most requested pastry around my house from my kiddos when they are making their list for holiday baking. Cream puffs, then holiday cookies. After that, we bake cakes and make puddings. I think the name alone is fun for kids to say. That gets them talking and asking for family time. Anything that gets my family together works for me, any way you cut it!

Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe

Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs (makes 12 cream puffs)

Cream Puff Shells

  • 4 oz cold butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1 lg egg (for wash)
  • 1 tsp water


Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling and Chocolate Drizzle

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c fresh strawberries (diced fine to fit through icing tip)
  • 2 c heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1 c chocolate chips (dark or milk)
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Instructions Cream Puff Shells
Instructions Cream Puff Shells

Get to baking!
Cream Puff Shells

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add butter, salt, sugar and 1 cup of water to a medium saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high. Let come to a boil and quickly add in the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir continuously until a film appears on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Allow to cool for approx. 4 min.
    After cooled, stir in 4 eggs, one at a time, incorporating each completely.
  4. Fill a pastry bag with the dough, attaching a 5/8- inch plain icing tip.
  5. Pipe 2-inch rounds onto the baking sheet. If there are peaks on the tops of the rounds, gently smooth them down with a moistened finger.
  6. Whisk the remaining egg together with the teaspoon of water to make the wash. Brush gently over the tops of the pastry rounds.
  7. Bake for 15 min. on the center rack of the oven then reduce oven to 375°
    and continue baking for approx. 20 min. or until golden brown.
  8. Turn oven off and place the handle of a wooden spoon between the oven and the door to prop open. Keep the cream puff shells in the oven until the oven has cooled to just warm.
  9. Remove puffs to a wire rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  2. Slowly add in cream with the mixer on medium-high using the whisk
    attachment until stiff peaks form.,
  3. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.

Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in short increments (15 seconds) until
    melted. Allow to cool a bit if too hot and thin.

Assembly

  1. Using a bread knife, cut off tops of each cream puff shell.
  2. Pipe each shell very full of cream, using a 4-B open star tip. taking it out to the edges.
  3. Place tops back on and dust with powdered sugar.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops.
  5. Allow chocolate to set up a bit before serving. Can place in the refrigerator to hurry up this process.
  6. Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator.
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
Easy Strawberry Filled Cream Puffs Recipe

Strawberry Cream Filled Puffs Recipe

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cream Puff Shells

  • 4 oz Cold Butter  cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 large Egg  Reserve for wash
  • 1 tsp Water

Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling and Chocolate Drizzle

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Fresh Strawberries  diced fine to fit through icing tip
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream  cold
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips Dark or milk

Instructions

Cream Puff Shells

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Add butter, salt, sugar and 1 cup of water to a medium saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high. Let come to a boil and quickly add in the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir continuously until a film appears on the bottom of the pan.

  3. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Allow to cool for approx. 4 min.After cooled, stir in 4 eggs, one at a time, incorporating each completely.

  4. Fill a pastry bag with the dough, attaching a 5/8- inch plain icing tip.

  5. Pipe 2-inch rounds onto the baking sheet. If there are peaks on the tops of the rounds, gently smooth them down with a moistened finger.

  6. Whisk the remaining egg together with the teaspoon of water to make the wash. Brush gently over the tops of the pastry rounds.

  7. Bake for 15 min. on the center rack of the oven then reduce oven to 375°and continue baking for approx. 20 min. or until golden brown.

  8. Turn oven off and place the handle of a wooden spoon between the oven and the door to prop open. Keep the cream puff shells in the oven until the oven has cooled to just warm.

  9. Remove puffs to a wire rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.

  2. Slowly add in cream with the mixer on medium-high using the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.

  3. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.

Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in short increments (15 seconds) untilmelted. Allow to cool a bit if too hot and thin.

Assembly

  1. Using a bread knife, cut off tops of each cream puff shell.

  2. Pipe each shell very full of cream, using a 4-B open star tip taking it out to the edges.

  3. Place tops back on and dust with powdered sugar.

  4. Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops. Allow chocolate to set up a bit before serving. Can place in the refrigerator to hurry up this process.

  5. Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

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