Cherry Long Johns

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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.

serves make about 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 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 lg
    eggs
  • FILLING
  • 3/4 c
    traverse city cherries(black cherries,pitted and mashed
  • 8 md
    egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 c
    water
  • 14 oz
    can sweetened condensed milk
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How To Make

  • 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!
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