Easy Bavarian Cream Puff Recipe to Die For (2024)

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With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I wanted to share one of my family’s favorite desserts. I call them Easy Bavarian Cream Puffs! They are divine and perfect for the sweetie in your life. I will be sharing two recipes with you. One is a typical cream puff recipe and let me tell you, it will not disappoint. Cream puffs always used to intimidate me, that is until I got brave enough to try them. They are surprisingly easy to make. You will be shocked.

Just a warning.
They are always a crowd pleaser, so be prepared to see jaws drop, eyes pop, and lots of praise. There will also be jealous onlookers wishing they would have thought to bring a cool dessert like that, but we wont worry about those people. Let’s just focus on the positive here.

The other recipe is my easy knockoff version of Bavarian cream. Real Bavarian cream takes longer, and is a bit more temperamental than I like, but if you have the time, by all means go ahead and make the real stuff!

Both recipes are wonderful for using up those farm fresh eggs. Some weeks we can go through our eggs so quick, but other weeks I feel I have more than I know what to do with. That’s when a recipe like this can come in very handy. This recipe uses 7 eggs, so for those of you with chickens keep this recipe on hand. 🙂 Hope you enjoy my easy Bavarian cream puff recipe!

Easy Bavarian Cream Puff Recipe

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Easy Bavarian Cream:

Ingredients:

1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. Fine Sea Salt
3 cups milk
3 egg yolks
2 tbs butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Method:
In a medium sauce pan, mix your sugar, flour and salt with a whisk.

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Gradually add the milk and mix well.In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and add to the pan. Mix well.

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Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and has the consistency of pudding.

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Take off heat and add butter and vanilla to the pan, stirring until well combined and butter is melted.

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Cool completely. I put mine in the fridge to help speed up the cooling process. You have just created a vanilla custard. This is heavenly on its own, but to give it a Bavarian cream texture it needs to be a little lighter. We do this by taking a 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, whipping it until soft peaks form and gently folding the whipped cream into the custard mixture.

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Now you have what I consider an easy version of Bavarian cream. Place into a piping bagto be used in the cream puff recipe.

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Cream Puff Recipe:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of butter
1 Cup of water
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Method:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. In a sauce pan bring butter, water and salt to a boil. Add 1 cup of flour to the boiling liquid all at once and stir until a ball forms.

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Take pan off heat and let mixture cool for 5 minutes. After the flour mixture has cooled, start beating in the eggs, one at a time. Mixing well after each egg.

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Mixture should be smooth and glossy after you beat in your 4th egg.

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Place dough by spoonfuls on a parchment covered baking sheetand bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Remove cream puffs from the oven and let cool.

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Cut cream puff half way through the center with a knife and pipe in your easy Bavarian cream. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar and enjoy!

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Below I have included the printable versions of these recipes. Hope you enjoy them!

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Easy Bavarian Cream

Published By Karrie

Course Dessert

Cuisine French

Keyword creme puff

Servings 6 servings

Prep Time 50 minutes mins

Cook Time 1 hour hr 10 minutes mins

Total Time 2 hours hrs

Easy Bavarian Cream Puff are most family’s favourite desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, mix your sugar, flour and salt with a whisk. Gradually add the milk and mix well.

  • In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and add to the pan. Mix well. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and has the consistency of pudding.

  • Take off heat and add butter and vanilla to the pan, stirring until well combined and butter is melted. Cool completely. I put mine in the fridge to help speed up the cooling process.

  • You have just created a vanilla custard. This is heavenly on it's own, but to give it a Bavarian cream texture it needs to be a little lighter in texture. We do this by taking a 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, whipping it until soft peaks form and gently folding the whipped cream into the custard mixture.

  • Place into a piping bag to be used in the cream puffs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Puff | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 39.1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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Cream Puff Recipe

Published By Karrie

Course Dessert

Cuisine French

Keyword creme puffs

Servings 30 puffs

Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 40 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr

Easy Bavarian Cream Puff are most family’s favourite desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp . fine sea salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  • In a sauce pan bring butter, water and salt to a boil.

  • Add 1 cup of flour to the boiling liquid all at once and stir until a ball forms.

  • Take pan off heat and let mixture cool for 5 minutes.

  • After the flour mixture has cooled for 5 minutes, start beating in the eggs, one at a time. Mixing well after each egg. Mixture should be smooth and glossy after you beat in your 4th egg.

  • Place dough by spoonfuls on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

  • Remove cream puffs from the oven and let cool.

  • Cut cream puff half way through the center with a knife and pipe in your easy Bavarian cream. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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About Karrie

Food is my love language. But so is saving money. So I like to combine the two a lot and make thrifty make ahead and freeze meals to save time. Because life is busy, and freezer meals can come to the rescue for all of us. And yes, they actually CAN taste good. Read more...

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