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Easy Cream Puffs Recipe

Believe it or not, cream puffs are one of the easiest desserts to make!  I'll share my easy cream puffs recipe, and you can dress them up however you'd like! My favorite way to enjoy them is with a simple cream filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cream puffs, french pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 20 cream puffs
Calories 98kcal


Cream Puff Dough

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

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp sugar


  • Heat water and butter to a rapid boil in a saucepan.
  • Add flour and reduce heat to low. Stir constantly for 1 minute or until a soft dough forms.
  • Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat with a spoon until completely mixed in before adding each additional egg. It doesn't seem like the eggs will incorporate, but they WILL. Just be patient!
  • Scoop balls of dough (I use a medium cookie scoop) and place onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake @ 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes.
  • While cream puffs cool, make whipped cream by beating heavy whipping cream and sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Slice off the tip of each cream puff and gently remove center dough.
  • Fill a frosting bag or ziploc bag with cream and pipe filling into each cream puff. Replace tops.
  • Store cream puffs in refrigerator.



Calories: 98kcal