Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cream Puffs with Mascarpone Cream Recipe

Jul 17, 2013

Cream Puffs with Mascarpone Cream Recipe

Vintage homemade Betty Crocker Cream Puffs with a simple mascarpone cream filling! Great dessert for parties, Sunday dinner or any other special occasion. Inexpensive family favorite!


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This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 3/2022.


One of my favorite treats growing up were the cream puffs my Mom made. We didn't have them often, but when we did, they disappeared fast because everyone loved them.  

A few weeks ago I made Berries with Mascarpone Cream, and the cream tasted so similar to the cream my Mom used to put in her cream puffs. 

My Mom's cream recipe cooks on the stovetop and takes awhile to make, so I decided to make the old school Betty Crocker puffs recipe my Mom uses and make the quick mascarpone cream for them instead. 

They turned out SO fantastic! The puffs melt in your mouth and the mascarpone cream was such a sweet, tasty addition. The puffs aren't sweetened at all, so you definitely need the sweet cream to balance the flavors.


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


  • water
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • eggs
  • mascarpone cheese
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract


Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!


Recipe tips:


  • The mascarpone cream can be pre-made and refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days before using.
  • The puffs can be cooled completely and stored in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • Try to avoid opening the oven during the baking process and under baking the puffs to ensure they hold their shape and don't deflate. The inside of the puff should be mostly hollow and the tops golden brown.


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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:


  • add mini chocolate chips to the cream
  • add fresh, chopped berries to the cream
  • add fresh lemon zest to the cream
  • use pastry cream instead of mascarpone cream
  • drizzle with melted chocolate
  • dust with powdered sugar


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Cream Puffs with Mascarpone Cream
Yield 12 puffs
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
40 Min
Total time
45 Min

Cream Puffs with Mascarpone Cream

Ingredients

  • Cream Puffs:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • Mascarpone Cream:
  • 1 - 8 ounce container mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring water and butter to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the flour.
  3. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball. Usually 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat. Beat in the eggs in one at a time until smooth.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet about 3" apart. You should have 10-12 puffs. Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
  6. Cool completely, then refrigerate until using, or fill with mascarpone cream.
  7. Mascarpone Cream:
  8. Whip the mascarpone in a medium sized mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  9. Add whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until thickened.
  10. Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

The mascarpone cream can be pre-made and refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days before using.


The puffs can be cooled completely and stored in an airtight container for up to two days.


Try to avoid opening the oven during the baking process and under baking the puffs to ensure they hold their shape and don't deflate. The inside of the puff should be mostly hollow and the tops golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

264.77

Fat

21.3

Sat. Fat

12.94

Carbs

13.86

Fiber

0.28

Net carbs

13.58

Sugar

5.59

Protein

4.56

Sodium

97.02

Cholesterol

115.38

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18 comments:

  1. Every year our Girl Scouts had a Juliette Gordon Low Tea to celebrate our founder. One year I made 300 mini cream puffs filled with a vanilla cream and drizzled with a chocolate sauce. By the time I got to the cream puffs they had all been eaten. I haven't made them again. And that was many, many years ago. I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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    1. You're welcome! My daughter had a tea party to celebrate this year at Girl Scouts! Cream Puffs would be the perfect addition! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I had a friend that could not fry and egg, but she made the best cream puffs. I never could understand how she did that. Makes me want to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. I looooove cream puffs! Definitely need to make these. Thanks for the mascarpone substitute, I'll try it!

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  5. They look delicious! I love the vintage cookbook :)
    I would love to invite you to my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays at:
    http://www.ourtableforseven.com/2013/07/share-your-stuff-tuesdays-5.html
    Hope to see you there!!
    Erin @ Table for 7

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  6. I had to pin this recipe!! It looks so good and really easy. Thanks again for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. :)
    Deanna

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  7. G'day! This looks so yum, TRUE!
    I also LOVE vintage cookbooks; Viewing as part of Foodie Friends Friday
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsonthelist

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  8. I remember my mom making cream puffs but I have never made them myself! It's one of those things I forgot about! Love old cookbooks - they have some of the best recipes!

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  9. Mmmm, my mom use to make these back in the 50's. She filled them with either egg custard, or rich homemade vanilla pudding. Sooooo good! Definitely making these one day. Thank you for sharing and bringing back, not only a yummy memory, but an old fashioned delicious goodie!!!!

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  10. Clever to make these with the mascarpone cream. I'm inspired to try these again. My mother used to make them and the kids and I made them one year for Christmas presents.

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  11. My husband keeps telling me about his mother's delicious cream puffs. I am going to make these to surprise him! Thanks
    Jenna

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  12. OMG!!!!!!!!! I love cream puffs...I will be making these!!! :) Pinned to my Desserts Board!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

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  13. I'm a big fan! I've never made homemade cream puffs before, though! I could totally eat the picture, though--that's how good they look!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! (And aren't vintage cookbooks neat? I love seeing how things were even worded differently sometimes...)
    Bringing some love from the Daily Blog Boost! <3

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    1. You will love these and they are alot easier than I thought! I just love vintage cookbooks! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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