Cherry Cream Puff Ring
For Valentine’s Day I make a heart shape
1 package (3 ¾ ounces) vanilla instant pudding (i like french vanilla, if i can find it)
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
Heat water & butter to boiling in 1 quart saucepan; stir in flour
Stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute
Remove from heat.
Add eggs; 1 at a time beat until smooth
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet to form an 8 inch ring (for Valentine’s Day I make a heart shape)
Smooth with a spatula
Bake until puffed & golden; around 50-60 minutes.
Cut off top with a sharp knife; pull out any soft dough.
Beat milk, sour cream, pudding mix (dry) and extract in a small bowl until blended, about 1 minute.
Fill cream puff ring with the pudding mixture
Spoon ½ cup cherry pie filling onto pudding mixture
Replace top of cream puff and spoon the rest of the cherry pie filling on top
Refrigerate until serving time.