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Pan Cream Puff Recipe
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Pan Cream Puff

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"I love cream puffs but hate making them. This gives you all the great flavor with very little fuss. Allow dessert to chill overnight before serving."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 day 1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. In a saucepan or in the microwave, bring water and margarine to a boil. Mix in the flour, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Spread mixture in the prepared pan; bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Press down any large bubbles with a wooden spoon. Cool cream puff before filling.
  3. For the filling: Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the milk and pudding mix. Beat until mixture is thick, then spread over cream puff. Top with whipped topping, drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2003

Very good and easy. Tasted just like mom used to make,so it was not only delicious but brought back some good memories. I used sugar-free pudding to cut down on some of the sugar but it was still great! Another one that's a definate keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2006

This was good. I switched out the chocolate syrup for chocolate hot fudge, which I think was much yummier. I would have used more actually, because there was so much cream to chocolate ratio.

Jul 03, 2007

I just had this last night....and I must say it was tres delish! I WILL say to use butter rather than margerine tho...and we skipped the chocolate and nuts. French Vanilla pudding is yummier than plain too! You can use sugar free and it's still awesome! Altogether a very nice little dessert that's versatile and not too sweet.

Jun 15, 2008

I made this using sugar free pistachio pudding and sprinkled the top with pecans before serving. I loved the whole thing, but no one else in the house liked the cream puff crust and only ate the filling. Regardless of what the others thought, I'm still going to give this 5 stars.

Aug 29, 2002

My husband loved this cake. He couldn't stop eating it and I've got to admit it was fabulous. It is a definite keeper.

Mar 29, 2010

So good and yummy, everyone loved it. Vanilla or Chocolate pudding is great. The cook and serve pudding tastes a little better and fresh made whipped cream adds an added richness to it. Very good recipe and easy to make.

Aug 31, 2014

I gave 4 stars because this recipe is good, but one on a different site is better. The difference is on the other they add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of sugar to crust. Makes the crust more airy which makes it a 5 star. I was concerned about this ones crust when it came out so I ended up making both.

Jun 02, 2009

Just made this today on my new gas range (wanted to try out the oven). I've only got one thing to say...WOW!!! This recipe was not only easy but delicious. I didn't use chocolate syrup simply because neither I or hubby like it. Sliced some strawberries and put them on top. I did have to increase the baking time for the cream puff to 35 mins. and it turned out a beautiful golden brown. It's a "keeper recipe" and I thank you for sharing it Zipity.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 294 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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