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Easy Cream Puffs

I think I speak for everyone when I say that easy recipes are the best. Baking used to intimidate me and I still see it somewhat as a challenge. With easy recipes like this one for cream puffs, I’m intimidated no more.

Easy Cream Puffs

easy cream puffs - All that's Jas

The upside for easy baking is obvious – you bake more often. The downside is, unfortunately, also obvious. You bake more often and you get more rounded.

What isn’t obvious is a diverse name this dessert has in various countries. For example, they call them airbags in Germany and princes’ fritters in Bosnia. All fitting names, if you think about it.

I used to think it takes a pastry chef to make cream puffs but with this easy recipe even my husband can make them. Of course, this is a short cut recipe, not a real deal, but tasty even so. What are your favorite easy dessert recipes? My other go-to quickies are drunken peach cobbler and this quick yogurt dessert, but I will gladly spend a good portion of a day baking for a really good cake. The tiramisu cheesecake is worth all the effort!

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easy cream puffs - All that's Jas

 

Ingredients:
Makes 18-22

1 package frozen Puff Pastry (2 sheets), thawed
1 ½ cup Milk
1 (5 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
¾ cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unfold one pastry sheet and roll out to 10-inch square on a lightly floured surface. Using a cookie cutter, or rim of a glass, cut into rounds (or any other shape you wish). You will get 9 rounds with a 3-inch cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Repeat with the second pastry sheet. You can use different shaped cookie cutter or cut it into squares (no waste here). Bake 10 minutes; cool completely.

Meanwhile, beat milk and dry pudding in a large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Cut the puffs horizontally in half. Spoon pudding mixture evenly into bottom halves of puffs; cover with tops. Drizzle with melted chocolate or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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easy cream puffs - All that's Jas

Easy Cream Puffs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 18-22

Easy Cream Puffs

These airy, creamy puffs are so easy to make and even easier to eat, you won't be able to stop.

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen Puff Pastry (2 sheets), thawed
  • 1 ½ cup Milk
  • 1 (5 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • ¾ cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unfold one pastry sheet and roll out to 10-inch square on a lightly floured surface. Using a cookie cutter, or rim of a glass, cut into rounds (or any other shape you wish). You will get 9 rounds with a 3-inch cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Repeat with the second pastry sheet. You can use different shaped cookie cutter or cut it into squares (no waste here). Bake 10 minutes; cool completely.

Meanwhile, beat milk and dry pudding in a large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Cut the puffs horizontally in half. Spoon pudding mixture evenly into bottom halves of puffs; cover with tops. Drizzle with melted chocolate or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

I hate wasting food and tried to make more puffs by reusing the pastry scraps. It did not work. The pastry didn't raise. Lesson learned. Now I only make square shaped cream puffs and have almost no scraps. I only discard the seam where the pastry sheet was folded.

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27 Comment

  1. Reply
    Beverly
    August 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

    What a great treat this would be. I love how easy they seem to be. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. I hope to see you there for this week’s party. Pinned and Tweeted.
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      allthatsjas
      August 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Beverly! These are super easy and yummy. See you Sunday 🙂

  2. Reply
    Kelly
    August 27, 2015 at 12:17 am

    These look soooo good and you had me at easy! (wink) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration2. You’re being featured at the par-tay this week. xo
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      allthatsjas
      August 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Oh, that’s great! Thank you, Kelly! XO

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  4. Reply
    stephanie
    August 25, 2015 at 2:42 am

    I have got to make this soon! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
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      allthatsjas
      August 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Many thanks, Stephanie! 🙂

  5. Reply
    Jennifer
    August 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I’m definitely making this, Jas! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      August 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I hope you do 🙂 Thanks for hosting every week!

  6. Reply
    Simple Nature Decor
    August 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Such a gorgeous photo as usual, the recipe looks amazing, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and inspire, you are such a doll.. Hugs Maria

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      August 23, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Aw, right back at ya, Maria! 🙂 🙂 Thanks for visiting!!!

  7. Reply
    Bismah
    August 22, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Oh these look so delicious! I really like how they seem super easy to make. I will have to give them a try. Thank you for sharing at the “Dear Creatives Linky”!
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      allthatsjas
      August 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, they are really easy, especially if you just cut the pastry in squares. Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

  8. Reply
    Ann GrubbsnCritters
    August 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

    My mom used to make these cream puffs for us, and she used to do the pastry by hand filled with chocolate custard. I could never get enough of those, but they are quite back-breaking to make. Your version looks soooo much easier. I’ll be a pff pro in no time!! :p Although this makes me miss my mom’s puffs!
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      allthatsjas
      August 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Nothing can replace homemade baking from scratch, especially mom’s (except my mom, she hated to bake and even when she tried it turned out horrible, lol). But this short-cut comes pretty close. You could use chocolate pudding too! 🙂

  9. Reply
    Vashti Quiroz-Vega
    August 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Hi! These look simple and scrumptious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning! 😛
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      allthatsjas
      August 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you so much, Vashti! Wishing you a blessed weekend 🙂

  10. Reply
    My Rose Colored Shades
    August 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I know it says “easy” cream puffs but they sure look like they’re hard to make. The look beautiful and delicious!
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      allthatsjas
      August 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

      That’s the point, lol, to make them look like you slaved over them. But I promise they are super easy 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and have a blessed weekend!

  11. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    August 20, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Oh boy, even I the anti baker that hates to measure could handle this recipe! Great idea Jas! Just pinned!
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      allthatsjas
      August 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

      I hear you, Bam! I hate measuring too and love easy baking recipes. Thank you and have a wonderful day and weekend ahead.

  12. Reply
    Heaven
    August 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    My daughter’s go-to recipe is cream puffs, but these are so much faster! I’ll save this for her. Thanks!
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      allthatsjas
      August 20, 2015 at 8:04 am

      I hope she likes this version, Heaven! Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

  13. Reply
    sarahgiebens
    August 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    They look super cute and super delicious!
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      allthatsjas
      August 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! They are yummy! 🙂

  14. Reply
    Jasna
    August 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Uh-huh,…crunchy and creamy; who can resist them?!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      August 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Not anybody in my household, that’s for sure…lol. Have a great week, Jasna!

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