Lemon Cream Puffs

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 10 servings
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1/2 c water
1/4 c butter, cubed
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c sugar
3 - 3 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp butter, cubed
1 - 1 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
2 tsp sugar
confectioners' sugar

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Cassie * Recipe
Well Seasoned
Great state of, PA
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
These lovely treats are in my Feb/March 2004 TOH issue.

They are delicious. I found when I made them that I wanted the filling a but more tart, so I added an extra 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice.
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In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.

Immediately split puffs and remove tops; discard soft dough from inside. Set puffs and tops aside to cool.
For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until partially set.

In a large bowl, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold into lemon mixture. Fill cream puffs; replace tops. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Feb 19, 2013
OMG! You are really in a lemony mood, aren't you? I love it! These have got to be to die for! I am a sucker for cream puffs of any kind! Thanks, Cassie!
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Feb 20, 2013
My recipe books have sections specializing in certain ingredients...such as lemon...I have many recipes of just lemon..picking out the ones I have tried or will be trying...there is one for a custard that I want to make...and also a lemon torte with lady fingers..had many great reviews..enjoy Ellen!
user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Feb 20, 2013
Do you have the name of this particular cookbook, or is it a personal recipe book of your collections? If it's a cookbook, I'd like to look for it at the library. In the last six months or so, I've gone from checking out murder mysteries at the library to checking out cookbooks--lol! That's what JAP has done to me!
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Feb 22, 2013

The books I am referring to in this instance are my Taste of Home magazines I have received over the past 15 years...so many delicious recipes. I have made maybe 25 percent of them..lol...so many more to make.

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