Praline Cream Puffs

Enjoy these delicious cream puffs drizzled with pecan sauce – perfect for a dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cream Puffs

1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
eggs

Toasted Pecan Sauce

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1/4
cup corn syrup
1/2
cup whipping cream
1
cup chopped pecans, toasted*

Filling

1
quart (4 cups) vanilla or butter pecan ice cream
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening. In medium saucepan, heat water and 1/2 cup butter to boiling over medium heat. Stir in flour and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture leaves side of pan in smooth ball.
  • 2 Remove from heat. Beat in 1 egg at a time until mixture is smooth and glossy. DO NOT OVERBEAT.
  • 3 Spoon 12 mounds of dough (about 1/4 cup each) 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Prick puffs with sharp knife to allow steam to escape. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
  • 5 To make sauce, in medium saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat to boiling; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in whipping cream; return to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans. Keep warm.
  • 6 To serve, place each puff on serving plate; slice in half horizontally. Spoon about 1/3 cup ice cream into bottom half of puff. Replace top half of puff; drizzle with sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cream Puff
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    290),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    32g
    32%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    145mg
    145%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    34g
    34%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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