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Valentine’s Day Cream Puffs

Valentine’s Day Cream Puffs made with a homemade pastry, filled with sweet cream & topped with a pale pink glaze. Perfectly festive pink cream puffs recipe that everyone enjoys!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Valentine Cream Puffs
Servings: 30
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

Choux Pastry

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 
  • 4 large eggs, beaten

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp milk

Whipped Cream Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • pink gel food coloring
  • heart sprinkles
  • almond flakes, if desired

Instructions

Prepare the Cream Puff Dough

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place water, milk, salt, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until butter melts and mixture just comes to the boil. 
  • Add all the flour to the butter mixture at once, beat until well combined.
  • Place over low heat and cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes or until the mixture forms a ball and begins to come away from the side of the saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl if using a handheld mixer. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Mix the dough while adding the eggs in 3-4 separate additions, mixing well after each addition. Beat until the mixture just falls from the spatula but still holds its shape.
  • Pipe the cream puffs onto the baking tray or spoon dollops, if using a teaspoon.   
  • Brush the tops with egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until the cream puffs are puffed and golden.  Remove the cream puffs from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

Cream Puff Filling

  • For the filling, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese with vanilla extract and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.  

Assemble the Cream Puffs

  • Slice the cream puffs in half and fill generously with the cream. Top the filling with almond flakes, if desired. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Stir in a few drops of pink food coloring. Spoon a little of the glaze over each cream puff and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg