Profiteroles

Tender puffs filled with cool custard are a timeless dessert that never goes out of style.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Puffs

1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or stick margarine
1
cup all-purpose flour
4
whole eggs

Filling

1/3
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
cups half-and-half
2
egg yolks, slightly beaten
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla

Garnish

1
tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4
cup chocolate topping
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 2 1/2-quart saucepan, heat water and 1/2 cup butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low; stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Beat in eggs, all at once, with spoon. Continue beating until smooth. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets to make 36 profiteroles.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla.
  • 5 Pour filling into bowl. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until cool.
  • 6 Cut puffs horizontally in half. Fill puffs with filling; replace tops. Sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve drizzled with chocolate topping. Store remaining profiteroles covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    145mg
    145%;
    Sodium
    135mg
    135%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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