Cherry Long Johns

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is such a delicious recipe. and quite simple- you will be delighted with the results too!
My dad always liked these filled with cream filling- mom always some of each.


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Serves:

make about 12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

LONG JOHNS

1 c
water
1/2 c
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
all purpose flour,sifted
6 large
eggs

FILLING

3/4 c
traverse city cherries(black cherries,pitted and mashed
8 medium
egg yolks
3 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 3/4 c
water
14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Long Johns:
In a large saucepan, combine the water,butter, and salt; bring to a boil and then immediately add the flour.(this is just like making cream puff dough). Stir mixture constantly over medium heat for 5 minutes to get a thick dough.
2
Pour dough into a mixer bowl with a paddle; gradually add the eggs while mixing until the mixture becomes smooth.
Place mixture into a piping bag with a round nozzle and make 4 to 5 inch long -Long Johns..or just drop batter elongated on a parchment covered baking pan. Brush Long Johns with a beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 450^ for 15 minutes then turn oven to 325^ for and bake for another 25 minutes; or until they get a crispy texture and light brown in color.
3
Cherry Custard Filling:
Put the cherry puree in a saucepan over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, reduce mixture to half and then set aside to cool.
4
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and cornstarch. Boil the water and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan and then add the egg yolk mixture. Cook over low heat until a firm thick texture appears; add the cherry puree, mix and set aside for 10 minutes, then cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
5
Slice the baked Long Johns in half lengthwise and fill them with the cherry custard. Try your best not to overfill them. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: German