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Praline Cream Puffs

Praline Cream Puffs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 12
Enjoy these delicious cream puffs drizzled with pecan sauce – perfect for a dessert.
Updated July 9, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • *To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
  • Cream puffs may seem like a hard-to-make mystery. Reality check--super easy! No special ingredients or equipment required--just flour, water, butter, salt and eggs along with a spoon and saucepan.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cream Puff
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
290
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
34g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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