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Berry Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream
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Homemade Cream Puffs

These Homemade Cream Puffs are made with Pate a Choux dough. They are then filled with a semi-homemade vanilla pastry cream and sweet berries. This is an excellent dessert for anytime of year.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream puff recipe, cream puffs, Homemade Cream Puffs
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 179cal
Author: Jared Desrosiers


Cream Puffs (Pate a Choux)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 large eggs

Semi-Homemade Pastry Cream

  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix
  • 16 heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces milk


Homemade Cream Puffs

  • In a medium stockpot, bring the water and butter to a simmer on medium heat.
  • Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until combined going in a clockwise motion. The dough should start to form. Stir for an additional minute to cook off some excess liquid.
  • Remove pan from heat for 5 minutes to cool it down before adding the eggs.
  • Once pan is cooled, add in salt and eggs one at a time while rapidly stirring.
  • Transfer the dough into a large pastry bag to pipe onto your parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Be sure to pipe the cream puff dough onto the baking sheet leaving 2 inches of space between each.
  • Bake puffs at 425 degrees fahrenheit for 18- 30 minutes depending on their size. Mine cooked for 25 minutes to a perfect, golden-brown.

Vanilla Pastry Cream Filling

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mix. Allow pudding to firm up for about 5 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form (about 6 minutes).
  • Fold in whipped cream into the pudding mixture. Make sure to do it gently so the cream has an airyness to it.
  • Refrigerate for up to 24 hours before piping.
  • Pipe pastry cream into carefully sliced Cream Puffs. Top cream side with berries, and add the top puff shell. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and enjoy!


These Homemade Cream Puffs lasted 24 hours in the fridge while covered tightly. I do not have any personal experience beyond this time frame since these FLEW! They were *that* delicious!
*Please note, nutritional values are a guide only and may not be accurate. 


Serving: 1puff | Calories: 179cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.8mg