Cream puffs Raspberry whipped cream
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Cream Puffs with Raspberry Filling

Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Melanie

Ingredients

Pastry shells

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-Purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs

Cream puff filling

  • 1 pint heavy or whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or to taste
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease two baking sheets.

For Cream Puffs:

  • Combine the water, butter, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat until the butter has melted, and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and add the flour all at once, stirring vigorously.
  • Return the pan to the burner and cook over medium heat, continue stirring continually, until the mixture smooths out and follows the spoon around the pan; should happen quickly.
  • Remove from the heat. Allow the mixture cool for 10 minutes. Test by placing your finger in for a few seconds. It's ready if you can
  • Transfer mixture to a mixer, and beat in the eggs one at a time. At first it may look curdled but when you add the last egg it should become smooth. Beat for at least 2 minutes after adding the last egg.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop tp drop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Space the dough about 2" apart, to allow for expansion.
  • Bake the pastries for 13 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, until pastries are a medium golden brown. Don't open the oven door while the pastries are baking.
  • Remove the pastries from the oven. Turn off the oven. Make a small slit in the side of each, and return them to the oven for about 5-10 minutes allowing the steam to escape. Place them on a rack to cool. When they are cool, split each in half to make top and bottom pieces. Splitting these allows them to be exposed to the air and keeps them from being soggy.

For Raspberry Cream Filling:

  • * Place the whisk and mixing bowl in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes prior to whipping. This enables the cream to whip better. To make the filling: Pour the cream into a mixing bowl, and begin to whip it on high speed. Add sugar gradually as the cream whips. Whip until stiff, but be careful not to over-whip; cream should still look smooth.
  • Carefully fold in raspberries.
  • Fill the bottom halves of the puffs with whipped cream, then place tops on.. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.