Cream Puffs

Portion Size: 1 cream puff

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla or chocolate pudding mix
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup nonfat milk
½ cup margarine
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Mix together vanilla instant pudding mix, cream and milk. Cover and refrigerate to set.Chilled internal temperature maintained at 41°F.
2Preheat oven to 425°F.
3In a large pot, bring water and margarine to a rolling boil. 
4Stir in flour and salt until the mixture forms a ball.
5Transfer 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.
6Drop by the tablespoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet.
7Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Centers should be dry.Cook until internal temperature reaches 165°F for 15 seconds.
8When the shells are cool, either split and fill them with the pudding mixture, or use a pastry bag to pipe the pudding into the shells
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Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates