Friday, February 18, 2011

Cream Puff Dessert

This is the second time I've made this dessert. We love banana cream pie and I thought this would be a nice change - but almost the same. The recipe doesn't call for banana's but I added a layer on top of the cream puff crust. It turned out really well.

Cream Puff Dessert

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups cold milk
2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 carton (8 ozs) frozen shipped topping, thawed.

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Pour into a greased 15 in x 10 in x 1 in baking pan. (I used a 9 x 13). Bake at 400F for 28-30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. (when you take it out of the oven - it might be taller than the pan - but it will shrink)

For filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator.


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  1. This recipe looks fantastic, I love the addition of a banana, makes it more healthy!

  2. I make this recipe all the time! We love chocolate pudding in the center, so that's what I always use. Never thought to make it like banana cream pie! Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum! And adding the bananas looks like will make it even yummier!

  4. I GUESS yum!! And I always have bananas. As a matter of fact, I'm sick of banana bread and banana pudding, so I'll give this a try. Thanks, Audrey. ~karen

  5. it sounds good, it looks good, must be good :) I love bananas so I think I would have to add those too

  6. That looks just plain yummy! I bet the kids would love it!

  7. This sounds SO tasty! My husband would go crazy for your version of this recipe with the bananas. I'll have to surprise him with it sometime!

  8. Hi Audrey - That looks delish! I'll have to try your recipe. I haven't been by for a while; I love the look of your blog. Hope all is well. Karen

  9. Oh, this just looks and sounds sooo good!!!


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