Cream Puffs in Three Delicious Variations

Cream Puffs in Three Delicious Variations

Today I want to share a recipe that always impresses.  No matter which way you serve cream puffs, they look as if you spent hours in the kitchen creating the little puffs of perfection.

The bonus is that one recipe can be served so many ways.  As a decadent looking dessert, as a fancy almond bar for tea, or as a dainty party sandwich.

I’m going to give you all the variations, but the star of the line up is the original cream puff, in my opinion.

We’re going to use the Jayne recipe keeper pages today and get right to it.


Heart Shaped Cream Puffs

With a certain special day around the corner, I’m going to share a link to directions on how to make heart shaped cream puffs.  There are detailed instructions and step by step photos to keep things simple.

Ohh, yes!

Here’s the drool worthy photos, and just click on the website name to find the directions.

cream puff Top Down Original
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Chewy-chew’s adds strawberries and toasted almonds for extra panache.


Featured Picture - 019b Almond Strawberry Cream Puff

Cream Puffs as Eclair Dessert

This variation is faster and easier than individual cream puffs, and just as delicious.  Pretty easy on the eyes, too, until it’s been dug into a few times.

Cream Puff Recipe made into Eclair-Dessert-recipe-on-Jayne-recipe-keeper-page

On a side note:

This is the best chocolate sauce recipe, and you’ll want to have it on hand at all times for ice cream and other desserts.  My husband has some practically every evening.

It has that lovely trait that thickens it into a chewy candy when the warm sauce hits the cold ice cream.  So yummy!

This Eclair Cake has a cream puff crust, vanilla cream cheese layer, whipped cream, and a chocolate drizzle. It's all the flavors of an eclair in cake form.

Cream Puffs as Sandwich Bread

This time you mix the pastry dough as usual, but make 18 tiny balls instead of 12, and pat them flat with a wet spoon before baking.  They will rise, but not quite as much.  Don’t hold me to that, though.  If they come out of the oven rolling around on the pan, well, just pick the flattest surface and slice it and stuff it!  It will still taste great.

Here’s the filling:

Cream Puffs as bread for Cashew-Chicken-Sandwiches-on-Jayne-recipe-keeper-page

Happy Cooking, Friends!

And just so you know, we have the Jayne Recipe Keeper album for you to write these recipes down.

Jayne-Recipe-Album-to record Cream Puff recipe variations