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Heavenly Boston Cream Puffs

Heavenly creamy vanilla custard filling, layered inside heavenly fluffy cream puff pastries and decorated with a heavenly chocolate icing, is out of this world, like heaven!
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Heavenly Boston Cream Puffs

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs

Heavenly Boston Cream Filling

  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding 3.4 oz each
  • 1 & 2/3 cups cold whole milk
  • 8 oz or 2 cups of whipped cream fresh or tub

Heavenly Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a pan, add butter and water and bring to a rolling boil
  • Stir in flour and stir vigorously over low heat until mixture leaves the pan, forming a soft ball.
  • Remove from heat and cool for a couple of minutes
  • Using a mixer, beat in eggs one at a time until all mixed in.
  • Beat mixture until smooth and has elasticity.
  • Drop by 1/4 cup or using a large cookie scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, and make sure they are done and not under-baked.
  • Poke or slit a small hole in each top of the cream puff to let the air escape.
  • Allow to cool.

Heavenly Cream Filling

  • Beat milk and pudding mix with a whisk or mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Gently fold in whipped cream. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Slice the cream puffs in half and fill with the chilled pudding mixture.

Heavenly Chocolate Icing

  • In small sauce-pan or microwave bowl, add chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate and heavy whipping cream and heat over low heat (or in the microwave) until the cream is very hot.
  • Remove from the heat, and whisk together until the chocolate is melted and the icing is smooth.
  • Pour a spoonful or two or three onto each cream puff.
  • Serve immediately; or refrigerate for up to several hours.

Notes

For Heavenly Cream Filling, you can substitute 8 oz light or regular sour cream or Vanilla Greek yogurt for the whipped cream if you want.
You can also omit the Chocolate icing and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.