Lemon Cream Puffs

1
Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10 servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    butter, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • LEMON FILLING

  • 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

How to Make Lemon Cream Puffs

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Cream Puffs

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #Cream, #lemon, #puff




Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream At Home Recipe

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream at Home

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fresh whipped cream is so much better than the stuff you buy in a tub or a can and so easy to make. We prefer to sweeten our whipped cream...

Valentine's Day Menu For Dinner At Home Recipe

Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home

Kitchen Crew

While I show people I love them year around, it's nice to have a special day to show how much I care. But a prix fixe menu and an insanely...

How To Fold Ingredients Recipe

How to Fold Ingredients

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to fold ingredients using whipped cream and chocolate pudding. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.