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Heavenly Boston Cream Puffs
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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!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: boston cream, chocolate, cream puff, filling, pastry, pudding
Servings: 10
Calories:
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Heavenly Boston Cream Puffs

  • ½ 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 & ⅔ 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
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large pan, add butter and water and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Stir in flour until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon or stand mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, giving them room to expand.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Centers should be dry, do not over-bake or open the oven while you are baking them. This could cause them to deflate

Heavenly Boston Cream Filling

  • In a bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and extract on low speed for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • 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 1-2 hours before serving.

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.
  • Can also transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a ½"  to 1 "round tip depending on the size you want.