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Strawberry Cream Puffs are fun to make, a pleasure to the eye, and quite scrumptious to eat! Made with a simple Choux Pastry and an even easier filling of fresh strawberries, sugar, and whipped cream, I just know you’ll be tempted to eat more than one!

Strawberry Cream Puffs with Powdered Sugar

I made my first Choux Pastry when I was in junior high. Of course, back then I didn’t know it by its French name. However, I recall thinking how simple they were to prepare, and that I should make them at least once a week, because they were so delicious! (I might have made them three times, total.)

The Little Rascals - Cream Puffs

My adventures with choux pastry came about after I watched an episode of Little Rascals where Alfalfa shared a basket dinner with Darla (after Spanky secretly poured liquid soap inside the cream puffs, which made bubbles come out of Alfalfa’s mouth!) Rest assured, there’s no soap in this recipe!

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pudding and Chocolate Glaze

As a filling, I most likely used boxed vanilla pudding (either instant or cooked.) Then when I was married and making them for a tea party for our daughters, I filled them with strawberry cream. They were so pretty, and we all waited in eager anticipation for that first bite.

So, it doesn’t really matter whether you fill the pastry with plain whipped cream, strawberry cream, or even vanilla pudding, I think you will find that cream puffs are simply delightful!

 

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Ingredients for This Recipe

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

Choux Pastry

  • butter
  • water
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • large eggs

Strawberry Cream

  • fresh strawberries
  • granulated sugar
  • marshmallow cream (optional)
  • heavy whipping cream

 

Instructions for This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 400°F. Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Make the Choux Pastry

Heat Water and Butter to Melt

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter. Add water and salt and bring to a boil, stirring once or twice with a long-handled wooden spoon.

Stir in Flour to Form a Ball

Next, add the all-purpose flour and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate.

Remove from heat and transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Allow the dough to cool for five minutes.

After that begin mixing on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition for 1-2 minutes.

If desired, you may hand stir the choux pastry with a wooden spoon, but I find that a mixer works really well. 

Once the eggs are incorporated, the dough should be nice and glossy.

Scoop Dough Onto Baking Sheet

Drop dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

To ensure the puffs are all the same size, use a medium to large cookie scoop. Or for mini cream puffs, try a small sized scoop. Pictured here using a Red 1 1/3 oz scoop, Size 24

Baked Choux Pastry

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow the puffs to cool before splitting and filling with cream.

Once cooled, you may store the puffs in a covered container at room temperature for up to two days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

 

Prepare the Strawberries and Cream

While the puffs are baking, wash and drain the strawberries using a colander.

Then with a pairing knife, remove the tops and any white spots or blemishes. Slice the strawberries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.

Add Sugar to the Sliced Strawberries

Add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar to the strawberries. Mix well to combine.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream and remaining  granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.

If you are making the strawberry cream ahead of time, you may want to stabilize the cream by adding 2 tablespoons of marshmallow cream. This will help prevent the cream from becoming thin and watery. 

Also, if you need a quick and easy time-saver, you may substitute frozen whipped topping that has been thawed for the heavy whipping cream and sugar. But homemade is always best.

Fold Strawberries into Creamed Mixture

Fold in the prepared strawberries with a rubber spatula. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 24 hours.

 

Assemble the Cream Puffs

Fill Cream Puffs About an Hour Before Serving

About an hour before serving, fill the bottom of the baked puffs with the strawberry cream by spooning about 1/3 cups of cream into each. Adhere the tops onto the cream.

Garnish Cream Puffs with Powdered Sugar - Serve on Pretty Tray - Polish Pottery Heart Plate Posies Pattern

To finish, dust the cream puffs with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve on a pretty plate or tray. Pictured above served on a Polish Pottery Heart Plate – Posies Pattern.

Mini Cream Puffs Made with Choux Pastry

You may store leftovers in a tightly covered container for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. This recipe will make about 12 large cream puffs or 26 mini cream puffs.

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Strawberry Cream Puffs

Strawberry Cream Puffs are fun to make, a pleasure to the eye, and quite scrumptious to eat! Made with a simple Choux Pastry and an even easier filling of fresh strawberries, sugar, and whipped cream!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving Size 12

Ingredients

Choux Pastry

Strawberry Cream

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoons marshmallow cream optional
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Make the Choux Pastry

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter. Add water and salt and bring to a boil, stirring once or twice with a long-handled wooden spoon.
  • Next, add the all-purpose flour and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate.
  • Remove from heat and transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Allow the dough to cool for five minutes.
  • After that begin mixing on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition for 1-2 minutes.
  • (If desired, you may hand stir the choux pastry with a wooden spoon, but I find that a mixer works really well.)
  • Once the eggs are incorporated, the dough should be nice and glossy.
  • Drop dough by tablespoon or large cookie scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow  the puffs to cool before splitting and filling with cream.
  • Once cooled, you may store the puffs in a covered container at room temperature for up to two days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

Prepare the Strawberries and Cream

  • While the puffs are baking, wash and drain the strawberries using a colander.
  • Then with a pairing knife, remove the tops and any white spots or blemishes. Slice the strawberries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar to the strawberries. Mix well to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream and remaining granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • If you are making the strawberry cream ahead of time, you may want to stabilize the cream by adding 2 tablespoons of marshmallow cream. This will help prevent the cream from becoming thin and watery.
  • Fold in the prepared strawberries with a rubber spatula. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 24 hours.

Assemble the Cream Puffs

  • About an hour before serving, fill the bottom of the baked puffs with the strawberry cream by spooning approximately 1/3 cups of cream into each. Adhere the tops onto the cream.
  • To finish, dust the cream puffs with powdered sugar.
  • This recipe will make about 12 large cream puffs or 26 mini cream puffs.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
**If you need a quick and easy time-saver, you may substitute frozen whipped topping that has been thawed for the heavy whipping cream and sugar. 
Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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