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Valentine's Day Cream Puffs

Valentine's Cream Puffs are filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and sweetened blackberries! It's then dusted with powdered sugar!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream puffs
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 24 small
Calories 80kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

for the pate a choux-

for the lemon cream cheese filling-

  • 6 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lemon zested
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

for the macerated blackberries-

  • 12 oz blackberries
  • 1-3 tablespoons sugar depending on how sweet the fruit is
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • powdered sugar for garnish if desired

Instructions

To make the pate a choux-

  • Preheat oven to 425. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small pot, boil water and butter together. Slowly sprinkle in flour while mixing with a wooden spoon. Mixture will become very thick. Cook over low heat approximately 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and cool a few minutes. {You're going to be stirring in eggs and you don't want to cook them!} Stir in a pinch of salt and eggs, 1 at a time, incorporating completely after each egg addition.
  • After the batter becomes smooth, spoon into piping bag {or large ziploc}. Pipe into 24 small heart shapes. Press any points of dough down with a wet finger.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake 18 minutes. Remove cream puff shells from oven once they are golden brown and puffed. Set aside to cool.

For the lemon cream cheese filling-

  • In a small bowl of a mini chopper, place cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and cream. Blitz until smooth, scraping sides as you go. Mixture is done once there are no lumps. Set aside in fridge.

For the blackberries--

  • Place all ingredients into a small bowl. Stir and mash the berries until the desired consistency is reached. Let berries sit at least 30 minutes before serving.

To assemble--

  • Slice heart cream puff shells open. Spread a heaping tablespoon of lemon filling onto the bottom and spoon over berries. Top with upper half and dust with powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg