Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs Recipe

Indulge in the heavenly delight of Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs. These light, airy pastries filled with luscious cream are a true crowd-pleaser. Perfect for any occasion, from elegant gatherings to casual get-togethers, these cream puffs are sure to impress your friends and family.


For the Pastry:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs

For the Cream Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the flour all at once. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
  6. Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip or simply use a spoon to drop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each mound.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cream puffs are golden brown and puffed up. Avoid opening the oven door during baking, as this may cause them to collapse.
  8. Once baked, remove the cream puffs from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While the cream puffs are cooling, prepare the cream filling. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  10. Once the cream puffs are cooled, use a sharp knife to slice them in half horizontally. Fill each puff generously with the whipped cream filling.
  11. Place the top halves of the cream puffs back on and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  12. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy the heavenly goodness of Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs!

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