Cream Puff Shells

Gail Herbest


There really is nothing like home made cream puffs. These shells are easy to make and turn out perfect


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
40 Min


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1/2 c
1/8 tsp
1 c
boiling water
1 c
sifted all purpose flour
4 medium

How to Make Cream Puff Shells


  • 1preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • 2In medium sauce pan, combine shortening, salt and boiling water and heat until the entire mixture boils, Reduce heat add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball remove from heat and add eggs one at a time beating thoroughly after each addition, continue beating until mixture is thick and shiny and pulls away form the spoon
  • 3spoon on to ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20 more minutes or until golden brown
  • 4cool and slice off the top scoop out the inner dough,
    Fill with your favorite filling and replace top.
  • 5You can make these shells any size you want I usually make them about the size of a tennis ball.I also turn off my oven and open the door leaving the shells inside until cool, but this is not necessary

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About Cream Puff Shells

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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