Cream Puffs

cream puffs

Yes, you can actually cook cream puffs in a Dutch oven! They are as good or better than what you can make over a stove.

Although you can use anything to stuff in them this is a particularly tasty option that combines cream and instant pudding mixture.

Ideal for a camping potluck or event that has a finger food option. Eating with your fingers would definitely save on the dishes!

Cream Puffs Recipe

cream puffs
Yes, you can actually cook cream puffs in a Dutch oven! They are as good or better than what you can make over a stove. Perfect finger food sweet treat.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Ready in 45 minutes
Servings 12 Servings


Choux Pastry

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs

Cream Filling

  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream (thickened cream)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 packet vanilla pudding mix


  • 12 inch Dutch oven


Choux Pastry

  • Melt the butter in a medium pot, then add the water and bring to a boil.
  • Slowly stir in the flour and salt over medium-high heat and stir vigorously until a dough ball is formed. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the Dutch oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  • Begin beating the batter vigorously again while adding the eggs one at a time. Beat until completely combined and smooth.
  • Drop puff dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches (5cm) apart in the Dutch oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden puffs are formed. Cool on sheets on a wire rack.

Cream Filling

  • Beat the cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form, then stir in the dry pudding mix. Place in a cooler to chill.

To Asemble

  • In a plastic bag add a piping tip in one corner, then fill with the cream filling. Insert piping tip into the cooked and cooled puff then fill with about 1 tablespoon of cream filling.
  • Serve immediately, may be garnished with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 192mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 871IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

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